Nicholson, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nicholson, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Nicholson Census Designated Place had a population of 3,083 as of July 1, 2017. Nicholson 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 Nicholson is located at latitude 30.4873 and longitude -89.6981 in Pearl River County. The formal boundaries for the Nicholson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Pearl River County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Nicholson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586607) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Nicholson Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pearl River County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nicholson 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 Nicholson: Crescent City.

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


Total Population 3,083
Daytime Population: Workers 230
Daytime Population: Residents 1,966
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,196
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 3,083
Population in Familes 2,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 501
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $27,981
Average Household Income $39,212
Per Capita Income $15,167


Total Housing Units 1,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 747 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $92,937
Average Home Value $140,930


Total Households 1,187
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 786
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 -0.04% 0.24%
Households 0.06% 0.28%
Families -0.33% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Nicholson, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nicholson 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 # 93 75th
Population Density # 167 54th
Diversity Index # 63 83rd
Median Household Income # 281 23rd
Per Capita Income # 301 17th

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