Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Water Valley is 3,255. Water Valley, Mississippi is the 5,984th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Water Valley was in 2000, when its population was 3,703. In 2000, Water Valley was the 5,245th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 5,984th largest city in the US. Water Valley is currently 12.1% smaller than it was in 2000.
Water Valley has shrunk 12.0% since the year 2000. Water Valley, Mississippi's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Water Valley, Mississippi, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,521. The voting age population is 43.8% male and 56.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.1% of the residents of Water Valley are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Water Valley are 52.5% Black, 46.6% White, 0.7% Two or more races and 0.2% American Indian.
In Water Valley, 18.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 31.0%. On a per-household basis, 12.6% of families are below the poverty line in Water Valley.
Among those aged 16 and older, 50.3% of Water Valley residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.5% of Water Valley residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 15.2% have a bachelor's degree and 6.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Water Valley residents aged 5 and older, 0.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Water Valley is 7.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Water Valley, 28.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Water Valley is $40,769.
In Water Valley, 59.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 40.4% of housing units in Water Valley.
Of all the housing units in Water Valley, 10.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Water Valley, 13.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 220 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Water Valley is $516.
In Water Valley, 52.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|5976||Sugar Creek, Missouri||3,260||-16.0%|
|5978||Philippi, West Virginia||3,257||13.6%|
|5979||Spencer, North Carolina||3,257||-3.0%|
|5980||West Point, Virginia||3,257||13.5%|
|5983||Berwyn Heights, Maryland||3,255||10.0%|
|5984||Water Valley, Mississippi||3,255||-12.0%|
|5991||Warsaw, New York||3,248||-14.7%|
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