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Hickory, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The Town of Hickory had a population of 648 as of July 1, 2017. Hickory 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 Hickory is located at latitude 32.3167 and longitude -89.0217 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hickory (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Town of Hickory (GNIS ID: 2405822) 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 Hickory is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

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


Total Population 648
Daytime Population: Workers 42
Daytime Population: Residents 408
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 450
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 648
Population in Familes 551
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 693
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $44,100
Average Household Income $52,976
Per Capita Income $19,818


Total Housing Units 268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $79,891
Average Home Value $97,076


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3
  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 2.81% 1.76%
Households 2.79% 1.71%
Families 2.67% 1.51%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Hickory, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hickory 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 # 240 34th
Population Density # 111 70th
Diversity Index # 85 77th
Median Household Income # 75 80th
Per Capita Income # 159 56th

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