Waterford, MS 38685 ZIP Code Profile

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Blackwater, MS | Laws Hill, MS | Waterford, MS

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: 17
  • PO Box Addresses: 39
  • Residential Addresses: 539
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 539

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

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Waterford, MS 38685 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,318
Population in Households 1,318
Population in Familes 1,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $37,094
Average Household Income $52,021
Per Capita Income $19,774


Total Housing Units 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $83,982
Average Home Value $123,866


Total Households 501
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 358
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.15% -0.17%
Households -0.07% -0.12%
Families -0.27% -0.22%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Waterford, MS 38685 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38685 to the other 408 ZIP Codes 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 # 308 25th
Population Density # 320 22nd
Diversity Index # 185 55th
Median Household Income # 182 56th
Per Capita Income # 223 46th

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