Alligator, MS 38720 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38720: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Alligator, MS 38720

Not Acceptable, USPS
Hillhouse, MS 38720

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Bolivar County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.129, Longitude -90.771
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 4
  • PO Box Addresses: 60
  • Residential Addresses: 210
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 210

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

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Alligator, MS 38720 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 642
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 428
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 447
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 632
Population in Familes 528
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $33,216
Average Household Income $48,435
Per Capita Income $19,285


Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $54,167
Average Home Value $66,424


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 173
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 0.39% -0.25%
Households 0.62% -0.16%
Families 0.41% -0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.23%

Alligator, MS 38720 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38720 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 # 351 15th
Population Density # 382 8th
Diversity Index # 83 81st
Median Household Income # 248 40th
Per Capita Income # 211 49th

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