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The Town of Crenshaw had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2021. Crenshaw 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 Crenshaw is located at latitude 34.5026 and longitude -90.1987 in Quitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Crenshaw encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Quitman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 180 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Crenshaw are located in Quitman County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Panola County.

The Town of Crenshaw has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Crenshaw is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Quitman County.

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Crenshaw, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 960 (100%)
Population in Households 960 (100.0%)
Population in Families 808 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,336
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $36,842
Average Household Income $42,028
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $15,148
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $64,493
Average Home Value $80,324
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.73% -0.06%
Households 0.82% 0.0%
Families 0.44% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   0.28%

Crenshaw, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crenshaw to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 205 44th
Population Density # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 188 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 349 96th
Per Capita Income # 314 14th
Diversity Index # 110 70th

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