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The Town of Blue Mountain had a population of 918 as of July 1, 2021. Blue Mountain ranks in the upper 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 Blue Mountain is located at latitude 34.6709 and longitude -89.0265 in Tippah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blue Mountain encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tippah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Town of Blue Mountain 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 Blue Mountain is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tippah County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue Mountain: Prospect Hill.

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Blue Mountain, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 918 (100%)
Population in Households 811 (88.3%)
Population in Families 692 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 107 (11.7%)
Population Density 559
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $38,273
Average Household Income $45,865
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $15,684
Wealth Index5 35


Total HU (Housing Units) 324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $96,250
Average Home Value $127,023
Housing Affordability Index3 246


Total Households 266
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 191
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.02% -0.62%
Households -0.52% -0.76%
Families -0.41% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.83%

Blue Mountain, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Mountain to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 212 42nd
Population Density # 144 60th
Median Household Income # 164 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 243 67th
Per Capita Income # 301 17th
Diversity Index # 94 75th

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