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The City of Olive Branch is the 6th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 41,022 as of July 1, 2021. Olive Branch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Olive Branch is located at latitude 34.9618 and longitude -89.8295 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olive Branch encompass a land area of 36.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 384 feet.

The City of Olive Branch 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 Olive Branch is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.

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Olive Branch, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 41,022 (100%)
Population in Households 41,022 (100.0%)
Population in Families 35,753 (87.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,103
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $72,797
Average Household Income $86,109
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $31,065
Wealth Index5 87


Total HU (Housing Units) 15,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,810 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,976 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,019 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $196,942
Average Home Value $226,490
Housing Affordability Index3 213


Total Households 14,786
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 11,198
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.82% 1.71%
Households 1.81% 1.69%
Families 1.63% 1.56%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   1.87%

Olive Branch, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olive Branch to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 6 99th
Population Density # 56 85th
Median Household Income # 12 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 175 48th
Per Capita Income # 25 93rd
Diversity Index # 52 86th

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