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Wiggins, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The City of Wiggins had a population of 4,343 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wiggins is located at latitude 30.856 and longitude -89.139 in Stone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wiggins (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Stone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 262 feet.

The City of Wiggins (GNIS ID: 2405742) 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 City of Wiggins is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wiggins 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 Wiggins: Niles City.

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


Total Population 4,343
Daytime Population: Workers 4,402
Daytime Population: Residents 2,349
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,751
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 3,846
Population in Familes 3,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 497
Population Density2 404
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $37,020
Average Household Income $54,077
Per Capita Income $20,426


Total Housing Units 1,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 917 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 505 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $124,503
Average Home Value $150,000


Total Households 1,422
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 975
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 -0.15% -0.02%
Households -0.3% 0.01%
Families -0.65% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Wiggins, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wiggins 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 # 79 79th
Population Density # 214 41st
Diversity Index # 178 51st
Median Household Income # 144 60th
Per Capita Income # 137 62nd

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