Como, Mississippi

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Como, Mississippi

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High Points

Como strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Mississippi):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Como Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Como Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Como Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Como, Mississippi

Comparing Como to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 6
Senior Citizens 5 7
Age of the Population 3 6
Male Share of the Population 1 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 1 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 3 7
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 6 8

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Como Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 44 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Panola
Standard Zip Codes 38619
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.51
Longitude -89.939

Como Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches
Distance 35.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
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Como Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,310 100%
Male 587 44.8%
Female 723 55.2%
Under 18 394 30.1%
18+ 916 69.9%
65+ 197 15%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.3
White 351 26.8%
African-American 941 71.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 9 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.1%

Estimated Como Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,321
Growth 11
Growth % 0.8%

Como Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.1%
US/American 6.8%
English 4.7%
Irish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
German 1.4%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 0.7%
African 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Dutch 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Como, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Harmontown (38619)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Como 1,310 $25,000
Batesville 7,113 $38,849
Coldwater 1,674 $31,364
Crenshaw 916 $23,393
Sardis 2,038 $32,933
Senatobia 6,682 $43,088
Sledge 529 $30,139
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Gloster, Mississippi 89.9   27.5% 13.9% 13.3% 31 $23,750 7.4% 55.8% 1,073 39.8% 8.4 2.1% 0.9
2. Bethel, North Carolina 83.8   28.5% 18.4% 11.7% 25 $35,278 6.9% 59.8% 1,681 22.4% 10.7 1.5% 1.8
3. Haskell, Oklahoma 83.6   24.6% 19% 9.7% 33 $29,196 7.3% 27.3% 1,765 21.8% 12.5 1.7% 2.3
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