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Raleigh, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Raleigh had a population of 1,495 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raleigh: Indian Springs.

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


Total Population 1,495
Population in Households 1,425
Population in Familes 1,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 293
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $37,784
Average Household Income $61,710
Per Capita Income $24,075


Total Housing Units 611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 392 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $90,720
Average Home Value $111,509


Total Households 538
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 385
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 0.27% 0.35%
Households 0.39% 0.37%
Families 0.42% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 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 # 158 57th
Population Density # 263 28th
Diversity Index # 216 41st
Median Household Income # 135 63rd
Per Capita Income # 66 82nd

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