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Water Valley, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Water Valley had a population of 3,377 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Water Valley is located at latitude 34.162 and longitude -89.6301 in Yalobusha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Water Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yalobusha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The City of Water Valley (GNIS ID: 2405685) 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 Water Valley is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yalobusha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Water Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Water Valley: Oke Chukma.

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Water Valley, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,377
Daytime Population: Workers 2,114
Daytime Population: Residents 2,062
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 3,247
Population in Familes 2,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density2 482
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $33,206
Average Household Income $48,441
Per Capita Income $20,233


Total Housing Units 1,595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 538 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $88,023
Average Home Value $111,410


Total Households 1,376
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 868
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 -0.06% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.16%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Water Valley, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Water Valley 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 # 89 76th
Population Density # 176 52nd
Diversity Index # 94 74th
Median Household Income # 188 48th
Per Capita Income # 145 60th

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