Charleston, MS 38921 ZIP Code Profile

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Charleston, MS | Cowart, MS | Effie, MS | Sharkey, MS

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: 178
  • PO Box Addresses: 422
  • Residential Addresses: 1,581
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 30
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,551

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

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Charleston, MS 38921 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,369
Population in Households 5,307
Population in Familes 4,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $25,528
Average Household Income $37,170
Per Capita Income $13,959


Total Housing Units 2,303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,428 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 559 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $72,734
Average Home Value $88,901


Total Households 1,987
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,318
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 -0.23% -0.52%
Households -0.22% -0.49%
Families -0.44% -0.63%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

Charleston, MS 38921 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38921 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 # 154 63rd
Population Density # 251 39th
Diversity Index # 233 43rd
Median Household Income # 367 10th
Per Capita Income # 375 8th

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