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New Albany, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of New Albany had a population of 8,607 as of July 1, 2017. New Albany 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 New Albany is located at latitude 34.4923 and longitude -89.0217 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Albany (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of New Albany (GNIS ID: 2404357) 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 New Albany is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

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


Total Population 8,607
Daytime Population: Workers 5,463
Daytime Population: Residents 4,703
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,166
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 8,345
Population in Familes 6,859
Population in Group Qrtrs 262
Population Density2 472
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $35,473
Average Household Income $56,139
Per Capita Income $21,673


Total Housing Units 3,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,827 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,430 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $122,067
Average Home Value $136,925


Total Households 3,257
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,168
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 0.95% 0.92%
Households 0.89% 0.92%
Families 0.8% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

New Albany, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Albany 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 # 46 88th
Population Density # 182 50th
Diversity Index # 17 96th
Median Household Income # 163 55th
Per Capita Income # 101 72nd

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