Charleston, MS 38921 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38921: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, MS 38921

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cowart, MS 38921
Effie, MS 38921
Sharkey, MS 38921

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Tallahatchie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.981, Longitude -90.108
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 179
  • PO Box Addresses: 435
  • Residential Addresses: 1,590
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 30
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,560

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

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Charleston, MS 38921 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,956
Daytime Population: Workers 1,746
Daytime Population: Residents 3,159
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,905
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,894
Population in Familes 4,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $26,011
Average Household Income $37,232
Per Capita Income $14,046


Total Housing Units 2,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,211 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 630 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $71,013
Average Home Value $83,815


Total Households 1,841
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,223
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 -0.76% -0.99%
Households -0.74% -0.96%
Families -0.95% -1.1%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Charleston, MS 38921 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38921 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 # 166 60th
Population Density # 242 42nd
Diversity Index # 238 43rd
Median Household Income # 362 12th
Per Capita Income # 370 10th

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