Mount Olive, Mississippi Population 2024

868

Mount Olive is a city located in Covington County, Jefferson Davis County, Simpson County, and Smith County Mississippi. Mount Olive has a 2024 population of 868. Mount Olive is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -2.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 888 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Olive is $67,909 with a poverty rate of 24.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Olive is 31.7 years, 32.5 years for males, and 31.1 years for females.

Mount Olive Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 74.8%
  • White: 23.99%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
280.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.25% (-20)
The current population of Mount Olive, Mississippi is 868 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 888.

Mount Olive, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,05174.8%
White33723.99%
Asian171.21%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

Black or African American

White

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Mount Olive Population by Race

Mount Olive Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Olive Median Age

31.7

Total

32.5

Male

31.1

Female

Mount Olive Adults

There are 979 adults, (102 of whom are seniors) in Mount Olive.

Mount Olive Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

11.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Olive Sex Ratio

Female70850.39%
Male69749.61%

Mount Olive Population by Age

Mount Olive Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5002.8170.629.4
Married2713.051000
Non Family128035.264.8
Female934.5131.268.8
Male841000

3.41

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Olive Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade283.36%
9th to 12th Grade8710.43%
High School Graduate26732.01%
Some College28133.69%
Associates Degree576.83%
Bachelors Degree182.16%
Graduate Degree9611.51%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mount Olive Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Olive Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black58648777
White23121520
Asian171717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Mount Olive Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$50,625$68,173$28,147
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Some College$67,897$68,669$22,393
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$58,125$0$57,663

$50,625

Average Earnings

$68,173

Average Male

$28,147

Average Female

Mount Olive Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Olive Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Olive Language

98.73% of Mount Olive residents speak only English, while 1.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Mount Olive Language

Mount Olive Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,05131630.07%
White337226.53%

24.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.93%

Male Poverty Rate

31.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Olive

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Olive is Black, with 30.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Olive is White, with 6.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.42%.

Mount Olive Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School35.58%
Less Than 9th Grade28.7%
Some College14.2%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Mount Olive Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.81%
Female Employed19.73%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Mount Olive Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Olive Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households-$67,909
Families$112,781$82,525
Married Families$113,528$-999,999,999
Non Families-$25,095

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Olive Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Olive Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mount Olive 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 45-54.

Mount Olive Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Olive Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam18
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Mount Olive Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7417
35 to 544
55 to 641
18 to 340
75+0

Mount Olive Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black141.93%
White83.4%

Mount Olive Veterans by Race

Mount Olive Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Olive Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Olive Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Olive Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Olive 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

91.6%

Born in Mount Olive

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Mount Olive residents were born in the United States, with 91.6% 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.

Mount Olive Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029843-5-0.59%
2028848-5-0.59%
2027853-5-0.58%
2026858-5-0.58%
2025863-5-0.58%
2024868-5-0.57%
2023873-5-0.57%
2022878-9-1.01%
2021887-1-0.11%
2020888-16-1.77%
2019904-14-1.53%
2018918-16-1.71%
2017934-14-1.48%
2016948-3-0.32%
2015951-1-0.11%
2014952-4-0.42%
2013956-13-1.34%
2012969-4-0.41%
2011973-9-0.92%
201098200%

Mount Olive Population by Year