Diamondhead, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Diamondhead, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Diamondhead had a population of 8,407 as of July 1, 2017. Diamondhead ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Diamondhead is located at latitude 30.3821 and longitude -89.3502 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Diamondhead (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.11 sq. miles and a water area of 2.46 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Diamondhead (GNIS ID: 2745894) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The City of Diamondhead is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

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


Total Population 8,407
Daytime Population: Workers 1,386
Daytime Population: Residents 4,851
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,237
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 8,307
Population in Familes 6,896
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 832
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $67,662
Average Household Income $78,764
Per Capita Income $34,116


Total Housing Units 4,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,117 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 776 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $195,286
Average Home Value $218,670


Total Households 3,601
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,486
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 1.04% 1.01%
Households 1.08% 1.03%
Families 0.98% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

Diamondhead, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Diamondhead 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 # 47 87th
Population Density # 88 76th
Diversity Index # 325 11th
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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