Merigold, Mississippi Population 2021

365
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Merigold is a city located in Bolivar County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 365, it is the 237th largest city in Mississippi and the 14606th largest city in the United States . Merigold is currently declining at a rate of -1.62% annually and its population has decreased by -16.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 439 in 2010. Merigold reached it's highest population of 438 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Merigold has a population density of 377 people per square mile.

The average household income in Merigold is $53,687 with a poverty rate of 13.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $885 per month, and the median house value is $88,900. The median age in Merigold is 40.3 years, 40.6 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

Merigold Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Merigold was:

  • Black or African American: 55.48%
  • White: 43.82%
  • Asian: 0.70%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Merigold, Mississippi is 365 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 383.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 439.

Merigold, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American23855.48%
White18843.82%
Asian30.70%
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Merigold Population by Race

Merigold Population Pyramid $2021

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Merigold Median Age

40.3


Total

40.6


Male

33.7


Female

Merigold Adults

There are 329 adults, (57 of whom are seniors) in Merigold.

Merigold Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Merigold Sex Ratio

Female

227

52.91%

Male

202

47.09%

Merigold Population by Age

Merigold Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merigold Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
All65.1%34.9%
Female65%35%
Married64.2%35.8%
Non Family59.7%40.3%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merigold Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1722.4965.1
Non Family721.0659.7
Married673.4364.2
Female204.5565
Male132.46100

3.48

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Merigold Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade124.05%
9th to 12th Grade175.74%
High School Graduate10234.46%
Some College6421.62%
Associates Degree258.45%
Bachelors Degree4916.55%
Graduate Degree279.12%
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Merigold Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merigold Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black16714425
White12612050
Asian331

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.68%.

Merigold Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,583$41,250$26,354
Less Than 9th Grade$32,000$32,000$
High School Graduate$35,417$42,692$21,719
Some College$37,188$40,714$26,667
Bachelors Degree$30,972$36,250$30,417
Graduate Degree$52,083$55,833$50,417

$35,583

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$26,354

Average Female

Merigold Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merigold Language by Age

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Merigold Language

95.53% of Merigold residents speak only English, while 4.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.

Merigold Language

Merigold Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2384820.17%
White18852.66%
Asian33100.00%

13.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.88%

Male Poverty Rate

14.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merigold

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merigold is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merigold is White, with 2.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.88%.

Merigold Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.93%
Some College21.35%
High School11.76%
Bachelors or Greater3.95%

Merigold Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed2.78%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Merigold Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merigold Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,667$53,687
Families$63,750$68,269
Married Families$66,354-
Non Families$30,556$33,433
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Income by Household Type

Merigold Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Merigold Married by Age and Sex

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Merigold Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Merigold Marital Status by Race

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Merigold Marital Status

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21

Number of Veterans

21

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
World War II2
Vietnam2
First Gulf War2
Second Gulf War2
Korea

Merigold Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6412
35 to 545
75+2
18 to 342
65 to 74

Merigold Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black136.67%
White86.11%

Merigold Veterans by Race

Merigold Veterans by Education

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42.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merigold Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Merigold Employment by Age

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Merigold Employment by Race

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Merigold Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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96.04%

Born in Merigold

99.30%

Native Born

0.70%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.30% of Merigold residents were born in the United States, with 96.04% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Merigold Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021365-6-1.62%
2020371-6-1.59%
2019377-6-1.57%
2018383-10-2.54%
2017393-10-2.48%
2016403-8-1.95%
2015411-9-2.14%
2014420-7-1.64%
2013427-4-0.93%
2012431-2-0.46%
2011433-5-1.14%
20104380.00%

Merigold Population by Year