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Golden, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Golden had a population of 206 as of July 1, 2017. Golden ranks in 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 Golden is located at latitude 34.4866 and longitude -88.1863 in Tishomingo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Golden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tishomingo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Town of Golden (GNIS ID: 2406582) 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 Golden is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tishomingo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Golden 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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Golden, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 206
Daytime Population: Workers 581
Daytime Population: Residents 101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 682
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.31
Population in Households 206
Population in Familes 171
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 355
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $33,067
Average Household Income $44,683
Per Capita Income $18,132


Total Housing Units 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $117,647


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.05% 0.86%
Households 1.05% 0.89%
Families 6.78% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Golden, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden 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 # 335 8th
Population Density # 234 36th
Diversity Index # 286 21st
Median Household Income # 192 47th
Per Capita Income # 218 40th

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