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Thaxton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Thaxton had a population of 699 as of July 1, 2017. Thaxton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Thaxton is located at latitude 34.3029 and longitude -89.1717 in Pontotoc County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thaxton (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Pontotoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 427 feet.

The Town of Thaxton (GNIS ID: 2406728) 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 Thaxton is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pontotoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thaxton 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 Thaxton: Buttermilk Springs.

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


Total Population 699
Daytime Population: Workers 71
Daytime Population: Residents 384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 455
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 699
Population in Familes 605
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 68
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $45,085
Average Household Income $56,016
Per Capita Income $20,932


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $128,342


Total Households 247
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 186
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 1.16% 1.04%
Households 0.99% 0.95%
Families 0.0% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Thaxton, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thaxton 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 # 233 36th
Population Density # 354 2nd
Diversity Index # 348 4th
Median Household Income # 71 81st
Per Capita Income # 118 68th

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