Vancleave, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vancleave, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Vancleave Census Designated Place had a population of 6,162 as of July 1, 2017. Vancleave ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Vancleave is located at latitude 30.5459 and longitude -88.6734 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Vancleave Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 43.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Vancleave Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402961) 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 Vancleave Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vancleave 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 Vancleave: Bluff Creek, Van Cleave.

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


Total Population 6,162
Daytime Population: Workers 1,011
Daytime Population: Residents 3,638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,649
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 6,121
Population in Familes 5,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 143
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $57,911
Average Household Income $67,791
Per Capita Income $24,092


Total Housing Units 2,474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,886 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 307 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $149,306
Average Home Value $171,741


Total Households 2,167
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 1,732
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 0.63% 0.72%
Households 0.71% 0.76%
Families 0.53% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Vancleave, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vancleave 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 # 61 83rd
Population Density # 322 11th
Diversity Index # 314 14th
Median Household Income # 18 95th
Per Capita Income # 48 87th

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