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Caledonia, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Caledonia had a population of 1,122 as of July 1, 2019. Caledonia ranks in the lower 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 Caledonia is located at latitude 33.6829 and longitude -88.3245 in Lowndes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Caledonia encompass a land area of 2.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lowndes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Town of Caledonia (GNIS ID: 2405361) 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 Caledonia is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lowndes County.


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Caledonia, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Caledonia, MS Housing Affordability Index is 238
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

Caledonia, MS Wealth Index is 91
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 1,122 (100%)
Population in Households 1,122 (100.0%)
Population in Families 978 (87.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 397
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,292
Average Household Income $83,346
Per Capita Income $31,056
Wealth Index4 91

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $168,750
Housing Affordability Index3 238
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 420
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 313
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 0.81% 0.63%
Households 0.78% 0.61%
Families 0.5% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Caledonia, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caledonia 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 # 185 49th
Population Density # 219 40th
Diversity Index # 310 15th
Median Household Income # 11 97th
Per Capita Income # 20 95th

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