Rawls Springs, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rawls Springs, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Rawls Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 1,080 as of July 1, 2017. Rawls Springs ranks in 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 Rawls Springs is located at latitude 31.3834 and longitude -89.3865 in Forrest County. The formal boundaries for the Rawls Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Forrest County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.

The Rawls Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586608) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rawls Springs Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Forrest County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rawls Springs 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 Rawls Springs: Rawles Springs.

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


Total Population 1,080
Daytime Population: Workers 42
Daytime Population: Residents 453
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 495
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 1,080
Population in Familes 881
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 592
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $50,468
Average Household Income $59,850
Per Capita Income $24,482


Total Housing Units 434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $111,184
Average Home Value $183,845


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 272
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 -2.04% 0.35%
Households -2.16% 0.3%
Families -2.71% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Rawls Springs, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rawls Springs 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 # 192 47th
Population Density # 139 62nd
Diversity Index # 80 78th
Median Household Income # 47 87th
Per Capita Income # 45 88th

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