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Crawford, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Crawford had a population of 629 as of July 1, 2020. Crawford 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 Crawford is located at latitude 33.3015 and longitude -88.6148 in Lowndes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Crawford encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lowndes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The Town of Crawford (GNIS ID: 2406333) 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 Crawford is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lowndes County.


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Crawford, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 629 (100%)
Population in Households 629 (100.0%)
Population in Families 535 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 449
Diversity Index2 24
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,729
Average Household Income $49,703
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $18,832
Wealth Index5 40
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $81,667
Average Home Value $110,123
Housing Affordability Index3 222
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 4
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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.18% -0.03%
Households -0.22% 0.0%
Families -0.56% -0.26%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.25%

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Crawford, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crawford to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 245 33rd
Population Density # 189 48th
Median Household Income # 285 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 168 46th
Per Capita Income # 214 41st
Diversity Index # 309 15th

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