Water Valley, Mississippi Population 2020

3,343

Water Valley is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 3,343, it is the 79th largest city in Mississippi and the 5900th largest city in the United States. Water Valley is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually but its population has decreased by -1.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,392 in 2010. Water Valley reached it's highest population of 4,315 in 1920. Spanning over 7 miles, Water Valley has a population density of 477 people per square mile.

The average household income in Water Valley is $50,460 with a poverty rate of 13.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $516 per month, and the median house value is $97,000. The median age in Water Valley is 40.9 years, 37.6 years for males, and 47.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Water Valley Demographics

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

  • White: 50.88%
  • Black or African American: 48.70%
  • Two or more races: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Water Valley, Mississippi is 3,343, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,339.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,392.

Water Valley, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,69950.88%
Black or African American1,62648.70%
Two or More Races90.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.15%

Water Valley Population Pyramid 2020

Water Valley Median Age

40.9


Total

37.6


Male

47.5


Female

Water Valley Adults

There are 2,559 adults, (751 of whom are seniors) in Water Valley.

Water Valley Age Dependency

84.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Water Valley Sex Ratio

Female

1,764

52.83%

Male

1,575

47.17%

Water Valley Households and Families

Water Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Water Valley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married80.5%19.5%
All63.9%36.1%
Female53.7%46.3%
Non Family51.5%48.5%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3992.2863.9
Non Family5531.1151.5
Married5333.2880.5
Female2872.6253.7
Male262.81100

3

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Water Valley Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1828.12%
9th to 12th Grade2179.68%
High School Graduate91840.96%
Some College40017.85%
Associates Degree1386.16%
Bachelors Degree2239.95%
Graduate Degree1637.27%

Water Valley Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2501,127318
Black98270668
Multiple Races99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,496$30,978$29,196
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$30,022$31,413$24,637
Some College$25,729$$24,457
Bachelors Degree$32,823$$33,266
Graduate Degree$70,208$75,526$64,250

$30,496

Average Earnings

$30,978

Average Male

$29,196

Average Female

Water Valley Language

Water Valley Language by Age

Water Valley Language

99.38% of Water Valley residents speak only English, while 0.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Water Valley Poverty

Water Valley Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,57329518.75%
White1,5931338.35%

13.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.09%

Male Poverty Rate

13.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Water Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Water Valley is Black, with 18.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Water Valley is White, with 8.35% 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 12.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School51.75%
High School11.93%
Bachelors or Greater6.08%
Some College0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.53%
Female Employed3.22%
Male Employed1.12%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Water Valley Income

Water Valley Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,347$50,460
Families$53,472$62,947
Married Families$67,369-
Non Families$17,125$30,630

Water Valley Marital Status

Water Valley Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Water Valley Married by Age and Sex

Water Valley 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 35-44.

Water Valley Marital Status by Race

Water Valley Veterans

139

Number of Veterans

123

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam88
First Gulf War18
World War II8
Korea8
Second Gulf War3
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7485
35 to 5421
75+20
55 to 6413
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White987.23%
Black413.45%

$Water Valley Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Water Valley Employment Status

50.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Water Valley Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.85%

Born in Mississippi

99.70%

Native Born

0.30%

Foreign Born

0.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.70% of Water Valley residents were born in the United States, with 76.85% having been born in Mississippi. 0.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,34320.06%
20193,34120.06%
20183,339-17-0.51%
20173,35620.06%
20163,35430.09%
20153,351431.30%
20143,308-15-0.45%
20133,323-1-0.03%
20123,324-29-0.86%
20113,353-26-0.77%
20103,379-298-0.84%
20003,677670.18%
19903,610-537-1.38%
19804,1478622.36%
19703,285790.24%
19603,206-7-0.02%
19503,213-127-0.39%
19403,340-398-1.12%
19303,738-577-1.43%
19204,315400.09%
19104,2754621.15%
19003,8139813.02%
18902,8320.00%