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Collins, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Collins had a population of 3,021 as of July 1, 2017. Collins ranks in the upper 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 Collins is located at latitude 31.6483 and longitude -89.5676 in Covington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Collins (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Covington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The City of Collins (GNIS ID: 2404101) 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 Collins is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Covington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Collins 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 Collins: Williamsburg Depot.

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


Total Population 3,021
Daytime Population: Workers 3,389
Daytime Population: Residents 1,787
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.71
Population in Households 2,945
Population in Familes 2,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 380
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $30,192
Average Household Income $41,239
Per Capita Income $16,152


Total Housing Units 1,221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 685 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $98,109
Average Home Value $110,860


Total Households 1,081
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 717
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 2.17% 1.59%
Households 2.4% 1.68%
Families 2.56% 1.54%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Collins, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Collins 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 # 96 74th
Population Density # 223 39th
Diversity Index # 33 91st
Median Household Income # 247 32nd
Per Capita Income # 281 23rd

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