Sandersville, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Sandersville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Sandersville had a population of 713 as of July 1, 2018. Sandersville 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 Sandersville is located at latitude 31.784 and longitude -89.0398 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sandersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The Town of Sandersville (GNIS ID: 2407283) 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 Sandersville is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

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


Total Population 713
Population in Households 713
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 144
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $40,419
Average Household Income $52,191
Per Capita Income $20,913


Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $82,941
Average Home Value $102,869


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 200
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 -0.3% -0.31%
Households -0.28% -0.27%
Families -0.06% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.77%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Sandersville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandersville 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 # 228 37th
Population Density # 320 12th
Diversity Index # 311 14th
Median Household Income # 109 70th
Per Capita Income # 145 60th

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