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Arcola, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Arcola had a population of 329 as of July 1, 2017. Arcola 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 Arcola is located at latitude 33.2705 and longitude -90.88 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Arcola (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 115 feet.

The Town of Arcola (GNIS ID: 2405162) 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 Arcola is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

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


Total Population 329
Daytime Population: Workers 61
Daytime Population: Residents 188
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 329
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,500
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $25,857
Average Household Income $37,419
Per Capita Income $13,979


Total Housing Units 172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (29.1%)
Median Home Value $67,568
Average Home Value $77,703


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 85
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 -1.27% -1.37%
Households -0.98% -1.35%
Families -1.09% -1.21%
Median Household Income   -0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.04%

Arcola, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcola 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 # 306 15th
Population Density # 33 91st
Diversity Index # 280 23rd
Median Household Income # 304 16th
Per Capita Income # 318 12th

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