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Purvis, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Purvis had a population of 2,189 as of July 1, 2019.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Purvis, MS Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Purvis, MS Wealth Index is 57
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,189 (100%)
Population in Households 2,077 (94.9%)
Population in Families 1,758 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 112 ( 5.1%)
Population Density 523
Diversity Index2 40
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,946
Average Household Income $63,006
Per Capita Income $23,342
Wealth Index4 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 584 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $169,737
Housing Affordability Index3 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 814
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 578
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.13% 0.52%
Households 0.32% 0.63%
Families 0.48% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2019 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 # 162 56th
Diversity Index # 230 37th
Median Household Income # 52 86th
Per Capita Income # 90 75th

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