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Olive Branch, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Olive Branch is the 7th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 37,606 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.9558 and longitude -89.8412 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olive Branch (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2404429) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olive Branch 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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Olive Branch, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,606
Daytime Population: Workers 15,704
Daytime Population: Residents 17,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 37,606
Population in Familes 32,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,024
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $68,887
Average Household Income $79,488
Per Capita Income $28,523


Total Housing Units 14,400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,475 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,006 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 919 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $175,329
Average Home Value $192,461


Total Households 13,481
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 10,298
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 1.61% 1.67%
Households 1.53% 1.6%
Families 1.37% 1.48%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 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 # 7 98th
Population Density # 65 82nd
Diversity Index # 90 76th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 19 95th

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