Yazoo City, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Yazoo City had a population of 10,970 as of July 1, 2018. Yazoo City 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 Yazoo City is located at latitude 32.8551 and longitude -90.4056 in Yazoo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yazoo City encompass a land area of 9.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Yazoo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Yazoo City (GNIS ID: 2405798) 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 Yazoo City is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yazoo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Yazoo City: Hanans Bluff, Queen City of the Delta.

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Yazoo City, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,970
Population in Households 10,462
Population in Familes 8,723
Population in Group Qrtrs 508
Population Density2 1,115
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $21,311
Average Household Income $35,810
Per Capita Income $13,280


Total Housing Units 4,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,699 (38.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,118 (47.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 617 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $75,845
Average Home Value $91,956


Total Households 3,818
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 2,570
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 -0.47% -0.42%
Households -0.44% -0.41%
Families -0.47% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Yazoo City, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yazoo City 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 # 38 90th
Population Density # 58 84th
Diversity Index # 291 20th
Median Household Income # 341 6th
Per Capita Income # 335 8th

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