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Latimer, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Latimer Census Designated Place had a population of 6,511 as of July 1, 2017. Latimer ranks in 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 Latimer is located at latitude 30.4873 and longitude -88.8485 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Latimer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Latimer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403221) 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 Latimer Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 6,511
Daytime Population: Workers 547
Daytime Population: Residents 3,297
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,844
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 6,511
Population in Familes 5,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 399
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $52,789
Average Household Income $64,477
Per Capita Income $23,240


Total Housing Units 2,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,819 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 517 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 244 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $147,629
Average Home Value $160,754


Total Households 2,335
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,750
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 0.95% 0.88%
Households 1.05% 0.93%
Families 0.88% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Latimer, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Latimer 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 # 58 84th
Population Density # 216 41st
Diversity Index # 289 20th
Median Household Income # 33 91st
Per Capita Income # 62 83rd

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