Mount Olive, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Mount Olive, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Olive had a population of 1,002 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Olive is located at latitude 31.7613 and longitude -89.6551 in Covington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Olive 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.

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Mount Olive, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,002
Population in Households 1,002
Population in Familes 831
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 324
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $31,321
Average Household Income $46,222
Per Capita Income $18,644


Total Housing Units 473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $87,950
Average Home Value $119,528


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 272
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.24% 0.4%
Households 0.31% 0.39%
Families 0.13% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

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, 2018 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 # 205 44th
Population Density # 249 31st
Diversity Index # 95 74th
Median Household Income # 233 36th
Per Capita Income # 212 42nd

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