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The Town of Walnut Grove had a population of 689 as of July 1, 2017. Walnut Grove 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 Walnut Grove is located at latitude 32.5932 and longitude -89.4578 in Leake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Walnut Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Leake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Town of Walnut Grove (GNIS ID: 2406828) 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 Walnut Grove is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walnut Grove 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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Walnut Grove, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 689
Daytime Population: Workers 265
Daytime Population: Residents 491
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 756
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 635
Population in Familes 539
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 426
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $27,076
Average Household Income $46,924
Per Capita Income $17,128


Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $85,625
Average Home Value $114,184


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 138
Average Family Size 4
  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 -13.13% -0.5%
Households -0.47% -0.5%
Families 0.72% -0.59%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Walnut Grove, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Grove 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 # 234 36th
Population Density # 201 45th
Diversity Index # 31 91st
Median Household Income # 294 19th
Per Capita Income # 254 30th

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