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Port Gibson, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Port Gibson had a population of 1,365 as of July 1, 2017. Port Gibson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Gibson is located at latitude 31.9558 and longitude -90.9834 in Claiborne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Gibson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Claiborne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Port Gibson (GNIS ID: 2404554) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Port Gibson is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Claiborne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Gibson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Gibson: Fort Gibson, Gibsons Landing, Gibsons Port.

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Port Gibson, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,365
Daytime Population: Workers 1,344
Daytime Population: Residents 997
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.72
Population in Households 1,360
Population in Familes 1,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 777
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $27,226
Average Household Income $39,779
Per Capita Income $16,158


Total Housing Units 754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 257 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $72,934
Average Home Value $84,661


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 333
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.89% -1.48%
Households -1.93% -1.56%
Families -2.26% -1.74%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Port Gibson, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Gibson to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 53rd
Population Density # 96 74th
Diversity Index # 299 18th
Median Household Income # 293 19th
Per Capita Income # 280 23rd

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