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The Town of Como had a population of 1,494 as of July 1, 2017. Como ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Como is located at latitude 34.5136 and longitude -89.9399 in Panola County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Como (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Panola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Town of Como (GNIS ID: 2406302) 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 Como is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Panola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Como population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Como: Como Depot.

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Como, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,494
Daytime Population: Workers 344
Daytime Population: Residents 987
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,331
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,494
Population in Familes 1,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 791
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $30,171
Average Household Income $48,493
Per Capita Income $20,210


Total Housing Units 695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $95,479
Average Home Value $121,667


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 395
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 2.17% 1.39%
Households 2.18% 1.35%
Families 1.97% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Como, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Como 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 # 158 57th
Population Density # 93 75th
Diversity Index # 218 40th
Median Household Income # 248 32nd
Per Capita Income # 147 60th

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