Waterford, MS 38685 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38685: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waterford, MS 38685

Not Acceptable, USPS
Blackwater, MS 38685
Laws Hill, MS 38685

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Marshall County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.641, Longitude -89.47
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38685 has segments in 2 Counties (Lafayette, Marshall).

  • Businesses Addresses: 18
  • PO Box Addresses: 44
  • Residential Addresses: 532
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 532

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Waterford, MS 38685 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,200
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 688
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 715
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,200
Population in Familes 1,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $35,642
Average Household Income $47,869
Per Capita Income $18,071


Total Housing Units 556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $81,597
Average Home Value $123,522


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 326
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 -0.18% -0.34%
Households -0.12% -0.27%
Families -0.29% -0.37%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

Waterford, MS 38685 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38685 to the other 412 ZIP Codes 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 # 322 22nd
Population Density # 337 18th
Diversity Index # 190 54th
Median Household Income # 211 49th
Per Capita Income # 276 33rd

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