Water Valley, Mississippi Population 2024

3,348

Water Valley is a city located in Calhoun County, Lafayette County, Panola County, and Yalobusha County Mississippi. Water Valley has a 2024 population of 3,348. Water Valley is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -0.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,374 in 2020.

The average household income in Water Valley is $59,504 with a poverty rate of 27.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Water Valley is 35.8 years, 31.9 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Water Valley Demographics

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

  • White: 50.4%
  • Black or African American: 48.48%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
477.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.77% (-26)
The current population of Water Valley, Mississippi is 3,348 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,374.

Water Valley, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,70550.4%
Black or African American1,64048.48%
Other race240.71%
Two or more races140.41%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Water Valley Population by Race

Water Valley Population Pyramid 2024

Water Valley Median Age

35.8

Total

31.9

Male

38.6

Female

Water Valley Adults

There are 2,653 adults, (714 of whom are seniors) in Water Valley.

Water Valley Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Water Valley Sex Ratio

Female1,90356.25%
Male1,48043.75%

Water Valley Population by Age

Water Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2632.5458.241.8
Married4682.6373.126.9
Non Family3901.3460.539.5
Female3323.7144.955.1
Male732.931189

2.95

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Water Valley Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1014.35%
9th to 12th Grade2179.34%
High School Graduate1,01243.56%
Some College47520.45%
Associates Degree1968.44%
Bachelors Degree25210.85%
Graduate Degree703.01%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Water Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Water Valley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2591,140227
Black1,00880995
Hispanic56560
Other Race24240

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.03%.

Water Valley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,910$49,389$25,179
Less Than 9th Grade$18,767$0$18,579
High School Graduate$29,076$29,130$0
Some College$28,309$49,389$25,857
Bachelors Degree$48,846$61,049$40,917
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$29,910

Average Earnings

$49,389

Average Male

$25,179

Average Female

Water Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Water Valley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Water Valley Language

97.55% of Water Valley residents speak only English, while 2.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.45% of the population.

Water Valley Language

Water Valley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,60761638.33%
White1,52625816.91%
Multiple1417.14%

27.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.4%

Male Poverty Rate

28.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Water Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Water Valley is Black, with 38.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Water Valley is Multiple, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.67%.

Water Valley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.65%
High School19.05%
Some College13.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%

Water Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed51.72%
Female Unemployed48.72%
Female Employed26.53%
Male Employed10.34%

Water Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Water Valley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$45,718$59,504
Families$50,388$61,522
Married Families$78,243$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,981$46,682

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Water Valley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Water Valley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Water Valley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

112

Number of Veterans

101

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam39
First Gulf War10
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Water Valley Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7495
35 to 5410
75+7
18 to 340
55 to 640

Water Valley Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White563.8%
Black564.85%

Water Valley Veterans by Race

Water Valley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Water Valley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Water Valley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Water Valley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Water Valley 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

82.89%

Born in Water Valley

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Water Valley residents were born in the United States, with 82.89% 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.

Water Valley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,315-7-0.21%
20283,322-6-0.18%
20273,328-7-0.21%
20263,335-6-0.18%
20253,341-7-0.21%
20243,348-6-0.18%
20233,354-7-0.21%
20223,361-5-0.15%
20213,366-8-0.24%
20203,3741263.88%
20193,248-68-2.05%
20183,316-21-0.63%
20173,337-6-0.18%
20163,34320.06%
20153,341411.24%
20143,300-15-0.45%
20133,315-4-0.12%
20123,319-30-0.9%
20113,349-28-0.83%
20103,377-300-8.16%
20003,677671.86%
19903,610-537-12.95%
19804,14786226.24%
19703,285792.46%
19603,206-7-0.22%
19503,213-127-3.8%
19403,340-398-10.65%
19303,738-577-13.37%
19204,315400.94%
19104,27546212.12%
19003,81398134.64%
18902,83200%
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Water Valley Population by Year