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Prentiss, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Prentiss had a population of 1,083 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.5985 and longitude -89.867 in Jefferson Davis County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Prentiss 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prentiss: Blountville.

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Prentiss, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,083
Population in Households 968
Population in Familes 756
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density2 569
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $28,402
Average Household Income $41,824
Per Capita Income $18,413


Total Housing Units 509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $81,568
Average Home Value $90,636


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.02% -0.41%
Households 0.17% -0.23%
Families -0.27% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.33%

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, 2018 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 # 193 47th
Population Density # 147 60th
Diversity Index # 65 82nd
Median Household Income # 278 23rd
Per Capita Income # 221 39th

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