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Mount Olive, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Olive had a population of 975 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Olive is located at latitude 31.7538 and longitude -89.6559 in Covington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Olive (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Covington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Town of Mount Olive (GNIS ID: 2406208) 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 Mount Olive is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Covington County.

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

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


Total Population 975
Daytime Population: Workers 426
Daytime Population: Residents 594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,020
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 975
Population in Familes 809
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 315
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $30,275
Average Household Income $45,536
Per Capita Income $18,303


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 258 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $83,740
Average Home Value $108,430


Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 264
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 -0.1% 0.02%
Households -0.07% 0.0%
Families -0.26% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Mount Olive, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Olive 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 # 208 43rd
Population Density # 252 31st
Diversity Index # 105 72nd
Median Household Income # 244 33rd
Per Capita Income # 211 42nd

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