These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Mississippi


We analyzed over 67 places in Mississippi to determine where the 1% live.

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Madison, Diamondhead, Gulf Park Estates: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Mississippi. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Magnolia State.

Madison in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $99,109 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.3%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Mississippi share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 67 places in Mississippi with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Magnolia State:

  1. Madison
  2. Diamondhead
  3. Gulf Park Estates
  4. Brandon
  5. Byram
  6. Vancleave
  7. Ridgeland
  8. Olive Branch
  9. Hernando
  10. Southaven

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Mississippi? That would be Yazoo City.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Mississippi

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 67 places with more than 5,000 people in Mississippi, we ranked each place from 1 to 67 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Madison, crowned the “Richest Place In Mississippi”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 67 places.

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1. Madison

Madison, Mississippi

Source:

Population: 24,871
Median Income: 9910900.0%
Poverty Level: 4.3%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

2. Diamondhead

Diamondhead, Mississippi

Source: City Of Diamondhead On Facebook

Population: 8,275
Median Income: 6713800.0%
Poverty Level: 8.2%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

3. Gulf Park Estates

Gulf Park Estates, Mississippi

Source: Samford University. Google Maps

Population: 5,571
Median Income: 6498000.0%
Poverty Level: 8.2%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

4. Brandon

Brandon, Mississippi

Source: City Of Brandon On Facebook

Population: 22,616
Median Income: 7119900.0%
Poverty Level: 9.2%
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%

5. Byram

Byram, Mississippi

Source: Flickr U.S. Department Of Agr

Population: 11,609
Median Income: 5553200.0%
Poverty Level: 7.7%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%

6. Vancleave


Population: 6,147
Median Income: 5546600.0%
Poverty Level: 8.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

7. Ridgeland

Ridgeland, Mississippi

Source: Google Maps.

Population: 24,209
Median Income: 5501200.0%
Poverty Level: 10.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

8. Olive Branch

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,543
Median Income: 6425300.0%
Poverty Level: 7.2%
Unemployment Rate: 8.2%

9. Hernando

Hernando, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,723
Median Income: 6146600.0%
Poverty Level: 8.2%
Unemployment Rate: 7.2%

10. Southaven

Southaven, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 50,389
Median Income: 5871200.0%
Poverty Level: 9.2%
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Mississippi

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Mississippi, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Mississippi. When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in MS, according to data:

Poorest: Yazoo City
2nd Poorest: Aberdeen
3rd Poorest: Louisville
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Mississippi

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Madison 1 24,871 $99,109 4.3% 4.6%
Diamondhead 2 8,275 $67,138 8.2% 4.1%
Gulf Park Estates 3 5,571 $64,980 8.2% 5.6%
Brandon 4 22,616 $71,199 9.2% 5.5%
Byram 5 11,609 $55,532 7.7% 6.4%
Vancleave 6 6,147 $55,466 8.9% 4.6%
Ridgeland 7 24,209 $55,012 10.0% 4.5%
Olive Branch 8 34,543 $64,253 7.2% 8.2%
Hernando 9 14,723 $61,466 8.2% 7.2%
Southaven 10 50,389 $58,712 9.2% 6.8%
Clinton 11 25,486 $60,161 13.1% 4.7%
Latimer 12 7,066 $53,860 7.1% 8.1%
Ocean Springs 13 17,446 $57,080 10.0% 6.7%
Richland 14 7,012 $45,338 12.1% 4.6%
D’Iberville 15 10,161 $45,378 8.6% 7.0%
Flowood 16 8,218 $51,367 12.7% 6.1%
Pontotoc 17 5,754 $43,137 13.8% 1.9%
Petal 18 10,675 $50,955 13.1% 8.2%
Long Beach 19 15,224 $50,051 11.6% 9.6%
Gulf Hills 20 8,398 $57,500 12.5% 10.8%
Batesville 21 7,436 $47,382 20.8% 7.0%
Horn Lake 22 26,486 $45,817 12.4% 10.5%
Tupelo 23 35,345 $41,979 21.1% 7.8%
Pearl 24 26,105 $41,326 14.1% 9.0%
West Hattiesburg 25 6,853 $44,263 20.5% 8.8%
Gautier 26 18,581 $45,934 18.3% 10.4%
Senatobia 27 8,063 $40,843 15.9% 9.0%
Bay St. Louis 28 10,313 $41,078 21.8% 8.4%
Biloxi 29 44,527 $39,374 18.6% 9.8%
Canton 30 13,321 $37,591 25.2% 8.0%
Ripley 31 5,349 $33,759 22.5% 8.7%
Picayune 32 10,838 $32,969 20.8% 10.3%
St. Martin 33 7,627 $39,654 20.0% 14.4%
Forest 34 5,719 $37,961 22.2% 11.4%
Pascagoula 35 22,239 $38,574 23.2% 10.8%
McComb 36 12,771 $29,798 21.9% 10.0%
Gulfport 37 69,913 $36,658 23.2% 11.7%
Philadelphia 38 7,446 $32,730 22.3% 11.3%
Grenada 39 12,951 $29,286 22.3% 10.0%
Amory 40 7,197 $35,940 21.8% 14.8%
New Albany 41 8,291 $37,571 26.2% 12.0%
Moss Point 42 13,690 $37,006 21.1% 16.7%
Cleveland 43 12,318 $34,138 23.5% 13.5%
Jackson 44 173,631 $33,0
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26.7% 12.6%
Oxford 45 20,200 $31,230 44.4% 8.9%
Corinth 46 14,797 $30,944 27.6% 12.4%
Brookhaven 47 12,499 $29,233 31.8% 10.0%
Waveland 48 6,463 $33,909 23.4% 18.3%
Vicksburg 49 23,559 $27,991 28.8% 11.1%
Laurel 50 18,720 $28,002 28.3% 11.5%
Meridian 51 40,809 $29,531 28.9% 12.8%
Starkville 52 24,457 $31,357 37.6% 12.1%
Booneville 53 8,775 $29,637 27.6% 16.4%
Natchez 54 15,563 $26,853 30.4% 11.1%
Holly Springs 55 7,585 $27,591 23.4% 16.4%
Kosciusko 56 7,302 $28,125 29.1% 15.9%
Columbus 57 23,483 $29,335 31.1% 17.6%
Greenville 58 33,518 $30,096 33.2% 22.9%
Hattiesburg 59 46,629 $27,827 36.8% 14.3%
Indianola 60 10,426 $27,181 28.9% 19.4%
Clarksdale 61 17,497 $27,742 34.4% 16.6%
Columbia 62 6,446 $21,606 35.6% 13.1%
West Point 63 11,200 $26,784 29.0% 20.0%
Greenwood 64 15,873 $26,126 35.7% 16.7%
Louisville 65 6,498 $26,061 39.8% 23.0%
Aberdeen 66 5,492 $22,875 42.3% 21.9%
Yazoo City 67 11,462 $18,566 45.5% 31.0%

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