Pelahatchie, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Pelahatchie, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Pelahatchie had a population of 1,484 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.3129 and longitude -89.7984 in Rankin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pelahatchie 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pelahatchie: Pelahatchee, Pelahatches.

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Pelahatchie, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,484
Population in Households 1,473
Population in Familes 1,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 250
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $43,258
Average Household Income $88,903
Per Capita Income $32,496


Total Housing Units 572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $105,469
Average Home Value $142,254


Total Households 525
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.3% 1.4%
Households 1.3% 1.41%
Families 1.06% 1.27%
Median Household Income   4.12%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

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, 2018 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 # 162 56th
Median Household Income # 86 77th
Per Capita Income # 12 97th

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