Merigold, Mississippi Population 2024

336

Merigold is a city located in Bolivar County and Sunflower County Mississippi. Merigold has a 2024 population of 336. Merigold is currently declining at a rate of -2.89% annually and its population has decreased by -10.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 376 in 2020.

The average household income in Merigold is $59,879 with a poverty rate of 4.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Merigold is 28.6 years, 28.8 years for males, and 26.5 years for females.

Merigold Demographics

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

  • White: 53.55%
  • Black or African American: 46.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
346.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.64% (-40)
The current population of Merigold, Mississippi is 336 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 376.

Merigold, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White30253.55%
Black or African American26046.1%
Two or more races20.35%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Merigold Population by Race

Merigold Population Pyramid 2024

Merigold Median Age

28.6

Total

28.8

Male

26.5

Female

Merigold Adults

There are 452 adults, (73 of whom are seniors) in Merigold.

Merigold Age Dependency

48.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Merigold Sex Ratio

Female25945.92%
Male30554.08%

Merigold Population by Age

Merigold Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1853.0584.915.1
Married874.1689.710.3
Non Family631.0874.625.4
Male191.951000
Female166.0681.318.8

4.07

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

84.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Merigold Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade132.9%
9th to 12th Grade429.35%
High School Graduate14432.07%
Some College5412.03%
Associates Degree245.35%
Bachelors Degree15233.85%
Graduate Degree204.45%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Merigold Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merigold Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White232211135
Black21518337
2+ Races200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 58.19%.

Merigold Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$26,058$41,500$16,973
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$32,656$40,417$23,472
Some College$45,511$45,852$29,167
Bachelors Degree$16,868$41,667$16,526
Graduate Degree$33,000$0$34,000

$26,058

Average Earnings

$41,500

Average Male

$16,973

Average Female

Merigold Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merigold Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Merigold Language

98.99% of Merigold residents speak only English, while 1.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Merigold Language

Merigold Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black260145.38%
White302103.31%

4.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.25%

Male Poverty Rate

3.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merigold

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merigold is Black, with 5.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merigold is White, with 3.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.91%.

Merigold Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.55%
Some College14.1%
High School3.47%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Merigold Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Merigold Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merigold Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,232$59,879
Families$53,750$73,262
Married Families$65,625$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,393$33,962

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Merigold Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

72.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Merigold Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Merigold Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Merigold Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Merigold Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Merigold Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 3414
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Merigold Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White146.03%

Merigold Veterans by Race

Merigold Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merigold Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71%

Labor Force Participation

71%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Merigold Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Merigold Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Merigold Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

95.92%

Born in Merigold

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Merigold residents were born in the United States, with 95.92% having been born in Mississippi. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Merigold Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029286-10-3.38%
2028296-10-3.27%
2027306-10-3.16%
2026316-10-3.07%
2025326-10-2.98%
2024336-10-2.89%
2023346-10-2.81%
2022356-11-3%
2021367-9-2.39%
202037610.27%
2019375-7-1.83%
2018382-7-1.8%
2017389-12-2.99%
2016401-9-2.2%
2015410-9-2.15%
2014419-6-1.41%
2013425-4-0.93%
2012429-2-0.46%
2011431-5-1.15%
201043600%

Merigold Population by Year