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Cary, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Cary had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cary is located at latitude 32.8056 and longitude -90.9246 in Sharkey County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cary (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sharkey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Town of Cary (GNIS ID: 2406228) 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 Cary is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sharkey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cary 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 Cary: Leighton, Schola.

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


Total Population 252
Daytime Population: Workers 151
Daytime Population: Residents 155
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 306
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 252
Population in Familes 211
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 356
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $39,101
Average Household Income $47,652
Per Capita Income $18,343


Total Housing Units 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (32.4%)
Median Home Value $69,643
Average Home Value $70,370


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 62
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 -2.95% -1.47%
Households -2.74% -1.31%
Families -3.78% -1.32%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Cary, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cary 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 # 324 11th
Population Density # 233 36th
Diversity Index # 171 53rd
Median Household Income # 119 67th
Per Capita Income # 210 42nd

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