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Raleigh, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The Town of Raleigh had a population of 1,459 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Raleigh is located at latitude 32.0347 and longitude -89.5257 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Raleigh (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Town of Raleigh (GNIS ID: 2407171) 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 Raleigh is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raleigh 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 Raleigh: Indian Springs.

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


Total Population 1,459
Daytime Population: Workers 879
Daytime Population: Residents 873
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,752
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,388
Population in Familes 1,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 286
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $38,291
Average Household Income $57,096
Per Capita Income $22,159


Total Housing Units 602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 395 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $92,254
Average Home Value $106,881


Total Households 520
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 373
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 -0.03% -0.03%
Households -0.03% -0.08%
Families 0.04% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Raleigh, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raleigh 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 # 162 55th
Population Density # 265 27th
Diversity Index # 217 41st
Median Household Income # 127 65th
Per Capita Income # 87 76th

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