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Prentiss, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Prentiss had a population of 1,059 as of July 1, 2017. Prentiss 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 Prentiss is located at latitude 31.5969 and longitude -89.8715 in Jefferson Davis County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Prentiss (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson Davis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Town of Prentiss (GNIS ID: 2407159) 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 Prentiss is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Davis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prentiss 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 Prentiss: Blountville.

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


Total Population 1,059
Daytime Population: Workers 1,436
Daytime Population: Residents 681
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.00
Population in Households 944
Population in Familes 740
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density2 557
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $29,844
Average Household Income $43,630
Per Capita Income $18,967


Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $83,000
Average Home Value $90,439


Total Households 420
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 264
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 -0.28% -0.48%
Households -0.2% -0.48%
Families -0.61% -0.61%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

Prentiss, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prentiss 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 # 196 46th
Population Density # 152 58th
Diversity Index # 67 82nd
Median Household Income # 256 30th
Per Capita Income # 191 48th

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