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The Town of Wesson had a population of 1,858 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wesson is located at latitude 31.6999 and longitude -90.395 in Copiah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wesson (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Copiah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Town of Wesson (GNIS ID: 2406859) 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 Town of Wesson is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Copiah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wesson 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 Wesson: Wessen.

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


Total Population 1,858
Daytime Population: Workers 543
Daytime Population: Residents 1,146
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,689
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 1,520
Population in Familes 1,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 338
Population Density2 417
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $45,924
Average Household Income $60,835
Per Capita Income $22,616


Total Housing Units 594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 386 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $106,343
Average Home Value $130,000


Total Households 517
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 399
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 -0.49% -0.28%
Households -0.57% -0.39%
Families -0.57% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Wesson, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wesson 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 # 133 64th
Population Density # 205 43rd
Diversity Index # 209 43rd
Median Household Income # 65 82nd
Per Capita Income # 79 78th

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