New Albany, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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New Albany, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of New Albany had a population of 8,498 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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New Albany, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,498
Population in Households 8,237
Population in Familes 6,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 261
Population Density2 466
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $34,097
Average Household Income $58,110
Per Capita Income $22,398


Total Housing Units 3,561 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,712 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,497 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $123,712
Average Home Value $142,951


Total Households 3,209
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 2,131
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.68% 0.62%
Households 0.6% 0.57%
Families 0.49% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 2018 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 # 47 87th
Population Density # 182 50th
Diversity Index # 17 95th
Median Household Income # 189 48th
Per Capita Income # 100 73rd

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