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Purvis, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Purvis had a population of 2,250 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Purvis is located at latitude 31.1426 and longitude -89.4049 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Purvis (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Purvis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,250
Daytime Population: Workers 2,105
Daytime Population: Residents 1,239
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,344
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 2,138
Population in Familes 1,808
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 580
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $44,913
Average Household Income $55,953
Per Capita Income $22,052


Total Housing Units 924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $114,873
Average Home Value $144,162


Total Households 836
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 596
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 0.47% 0.7%
Households 0.7% 0.8%
Families 0.96% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 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 # 108 70th
Population Density # 144 60th
Diversity Index # 231 37th
Median Household Income # 73 80th
Per Capita Income # 88 76th

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