Purvis, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Purvis, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Purvis had a population of 2,193 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Purvis is located at latitude 31.1432 and longitude -89.4098 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Purvis encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 381 feet.

The City of Purvis (GNIS ID: 2404579) 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 City of Purvis is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lamar County.

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


Total Population 2,193
Population in Households 2,082
Population in Familes 1,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 565
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $48,476
Average Household Income $58,131
Per Capita Income $22,952


Total Housing Units 902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 568 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $124,286
Average Home Value $144,586


Total Households 816
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 582
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 0.1% 0.44%
Households 0.32% 0.56%
Families 0.56% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Purvis, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purvis 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 # 112 69th
Population Density # 150 59th
Diversity Index # 230 37th
Median Household Income # 64 83rd
Per Capita Income # 88 76th

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