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Walls, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Walls had a population of 1,256 as of July 1, 2017. Walls ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Walls is located at latitude 34.9332 and longitude -90.16 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Walls (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 213 feet.

The Town of Walls (GNIS ID: 1675450) 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 Walls is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walls: Alpika.

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


Total Population 1,256
Daytime Population: Workers 500
Daytime Population: Residents 689
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,189
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,256
Population in Familes 1,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 128
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $45,706
Average Household Income $55,588
Per Capita Income $19,506


Total Housing Units 472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (48.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $142,424
Average Home Value $158,495


Total Households 435
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 302
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 1.08% 1.27%
Households 0.96% 1.26%
Families 0.23% 1.1%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Walls, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walls 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 # 175 52nd
Population Density # 336 7th
Diversity Index # 12 97th
Median Household Income # 67 82nd
Per Capita Income # 169 54th

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