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Mount Olive, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Olive had a population of 882 as of July 1, 2019.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mount Olive, MS Housing Affordability Index is 235
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mount Olive, MS Wealth Index is 40
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 882 (100%)
Population in Households 882 (100.0%)
Population in Families 731 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 285
Diversity Index2 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,239
Average Household Income $47,824
Per Capita Income $19,338
Wealth Index4 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $73,598
Housing Affordability Index3 235
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -1.15% -0.99%
Households -1.09% -0.86%
Families -1.31% -1.12%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 2019 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 # 217 41st
Population Density # 262 28th
Diversity Index # 97 73rd
Median Household Income # 229 37th
Per Capita Income # 184 49th

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