Ruleville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ruleville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Ruleville had a population of 2,682 as of July 1, 2017. Ruleville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ruleville is located at latitude 33.7249 and longitude -90.5503 in Sunflower County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ruleville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sunflower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Ruleville (GNIS ID: 2404654) 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 Ruleville is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sunflower County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruleville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,682
Daytime Population: Workers 743
Daytime Population: Residents 1,896
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,639
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,589
Population in Familes 2,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density2 1,065
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $23,203
Average Household Income $34,833
Per Capita Income $12,607


Total Housing Units 1,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 472 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 417 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $68,083
Average Home Value $74,363


Total Households 889
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 627
Average Family Size 4
  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 -1.57% -1.54%
Households -1.39% -1.53%
Families -1.66% -1.61%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

Ruleville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruleville 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 # 100 73rd
Population Density # 61 83rd
Diversity Index # 294 19th
Median Household Income # 326 10th
Per Capita Income # 336 7th

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