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Philadelphia, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Philadelphia had a population of 7,101 as of July 1, 2018. Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia is located at latitude 32.7715 and longitude -89.1167 in Neshoba County. The formal boundaries for the City of Philadelphia encompass a land area of 12.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Neshoba County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The City of Philadelphia (GNIS ID: 2404512) 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 Philadelphia is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Neshoba County.

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Philadelphia, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,101
Population in Households 6,908
Population in Familes 5,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density2 582
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $31,734
Average Household Income $51,117
Per Capita Income $20,508


Total Housing Units 3,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,540 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,277 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 572 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $94,290
Average Home Value $114,601


Total Households 2,818
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,808
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.62% -0.49%
Households -0.65% -0.51%
Families -0.81% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Philadelphia, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Philadelphia to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 56 85th
Population Density # 145 60th
Diversity Index # 24 93rd
Median Household Income # 225 38th
Per Capita Income # 154 58th

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