Water Valley, Mississippi Population 2021

3,125
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Water Valley is a city located in Yalobusha County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 3,125, it is the 81st largest city in Mississippi and the 6125th largest city in the United States . Water Valley is currently declining at a rate of -2.04% annually and its population has decreased by -7.87% 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 446 people per square mile.

The average household income in Water Valley is $52,103 with a poverty rate of 18.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $516 per month, and the median house value is $97,200. The median age in Water Valley is 38.8 years, 37 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Water Valley Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.54%
  • White: 46.58%
  • Two or more races: 0.72%
  • 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 3,125 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,320.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,392.

Water Valley, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,74652.54%
White1,54846.58%
Two or More Races240.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.15%
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Water Valley Population by Race

Water Valley Population Pyramid $2021

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Water Valley Median Age

38.8


Total

37


Male

40.5


Female

Water Valley Adults

There are 2,530 adults, (734 of whom are seniors) in Water Valley.

Water Valley Age Dependency

85

Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Water Valley Sex Ratio

Female

1,723

51.85%

Male

1,600

48.15%

Water Valley Population by Age

Water Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Water Valley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.2%27.8%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family54.2%45.8%
Female50.2%49.8%
Male48.5%51.5%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Water Valley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3362.3759.6
Non Family5181.1354.2
Married4793.2872.2
Female2732.9150.2
Male663.3848.5

3.06

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Water Valley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1506.62%
9th to 12th Grade2249.88%
High School Graduate99043.67%
Some College36516.10%
Associates Degree1948.56%
Bachelors Degree1948.56%
Graduate Degree1506.62%
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Water Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Water Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,1741,038283
Black1,09385561

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.11%.

Water Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,350$35,257$24,821
Less Than 9th Grade$16,188$$16,188
High School Graduate$27,500$31,023$19,938
Some College$28,482$46,094$23,750
Bachelors Degree$22,321$15,795$32,917
Graduate Degree$73,875$75,694$72,625

$29,350

Average Earnings

$35,257

Average Male

$24,821

Average Female

Water Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Water Valley Language by Age

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Water Valley Language

99.31% of Water Valley residents speak only English, while 0.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.30% of the population.

Water Valley Language

Water Valley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,70254131.79%
White1,431322.24%

18.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.30%

Male Poverty Rate

16.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Water Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Water Valley is Black, with 31.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Water Valley is White, with 2.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.84%.

Water Valley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.86%
High School20.61%
Bachelors or Greater6.25%
Some College0.00%

Water Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.86%
Female Employed6.99%
Male Employed1.61%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Water Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Water Valley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,769$52,103
Families$45,781$60,839
Married Families$67,335-
Non Families$20,769$37,078
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Income by Household Type

Water Valley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Water Valley Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Water Valley Marital Status

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122

Number of Veterans

116

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam85
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War8
World War II
Korea

Water Valley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7482
35 to 5416
75+15
55 to 649
18 to 34

Water Valley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White987.54%
Black241.96%

Water Valley Veterans by Race

Water Valley Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Water Valley Veterans by Education

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50.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Water Valley Employment by Age

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Water Valley Employment by Race

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Water Valley 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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81.55%

Born in Water Valley

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.73% of Water Valley residents were born in the United States, with 81.55% having been born in Mississippi. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Water Valley Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,125-65-2.04%
20203,190-65-2.00%
20193,255-65-1.96%
20183,320-23-0.69%
20173,343-3-0.09%
20163,34620.06%
20153,344401.21%
20143,304-16-0.48%
20133,320-2-0.06%
20123,322-29-0.87%
20113,351-28-0.83%
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%

Water Valley Population by Year