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Marietta, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Marietta had a population of 244 as of July 1, 2020. Marietta 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 Marietta is located at latitude 34.502 and longitude -88.4689 in Prentiss County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marietta encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prentiss County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Town of Marietta (GNIS ID: 2406096) 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 Marietta is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prentiss County.


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Marietta, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 244 (100%)
Population in Households 244 (100.0%)
Population in Families 205 (84.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 137
Diversity Index2 8
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,023
Average Household Income $53,732
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $23,593
Wealth Index5 42
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $105,769
Average Home Value $121,512
Housing Affordability Index3 305
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.47% -0.5%
Households -0.34% -0.36%
Families -0.25% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%

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Marietta, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marietta to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 328 9th
Population Density # 327 10th
Median Household Income # 63 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 309 85th
Per Capita Income # 95 74th
Diversity Index # 360 1st

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