Houston, MS 38851 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38851: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Houston, MS 38851

Not Acceptable, USPS
Buena Vista, MS 38851
Pyland, MS 38851
Sonora, MS 38851
Thorn, MS 38851

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Chickasaw County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.898, Longitude -88.991
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38851 has segments in 2 Counties (Calhoun, Chickasaw).

  • Businesses Addresses: 463
  • PO Box Addresses: 242
  • Residential Addresses: 3,454
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 74
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,380

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Houston, MS 38851 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,676
Daytime Population: Workers 3,686
Daytime Population: Residents 5,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,912
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 8,349
Population in Familes 7,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $36,928
Average Household Income $50,869
Per Capita Income $19,299


Total Housing Units 3,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,267 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 912 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 435 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $79,583
Average Home Value $100,981


Total Households 3,179
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 2,238
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 0.27% -0.08%
Households -0.07% -0.09%
Families -0.26% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Houston, MS 38851 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38851 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 # 113 73rd
Population Density # 197 52nd
Diversity Index # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 180 57th
Per Capita Income # 209 50th

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