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The Town of McLain had a population of 413 as of July 1, 2017. McLain ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McLain is located at latitude 31.1038 and longitude -88.8242 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the Town of McLain (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Town of McLain (GNIS ID: 2406135) 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 McLain is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McLain 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 McLain: Clain.

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


Total Population 413
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 267
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 314
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 347
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 122
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $29,298
Average Household Income $45,888
Per Capita Income $18,070


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $118,233


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 114
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 -0.9% -0.99%
Households -0.88% -0.98%
Families -0.59% -1.08%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

McLain, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McLain 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 # 293 19th
Population Density # 339 7th
Diversity Index # 149 59th
Median Household Income # 265 27th
Per Capita Income # 222 39th

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