Pelahatchie, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pelahatchie, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Pelahatchie had a population of 1,469 as of July 1, 2017. Pelahatchie ranks in the lower 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 Pelahatchie is located at latitude 32.3209 and longitude -89.808 in Rankin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pelahatchie (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Rankin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Town of Pelahatchie (GNIS ID: 2407089) 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 Pelahatchie is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rankin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pelahatchie 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 Pelahatchie: Pelahatchee, Pelahatches.

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


Total Population 1,469
Daytime Population: Workers 997
Daytime Population: Residents 856
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,853
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 1,458
Population in Familes 1,231
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 247
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $41,315
Average Household Income $80,201
Per Capita Income $29,300


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $96,099
Average Home Value $141,596


Total Households 520
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 381
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 1.34% 1.39%
Households 1.34% 1.38%
Families 1.1% 1.23%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.24%

Pelahatchie, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelahatchie 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 # 159 56th
Population Density # 275 24th
Diversity Index # 160 56th
Median Household Income # 90 75th
Per Capita Income # 14 96th

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