Duncan, Mississippi

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Duncan, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Duncan Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Duncan Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Duncan Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Duncan Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Duncan, Mississippi

Comparing Duncan 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
Racial Diversity 10 9
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Senior Citizens 6 8
Male Share of the Population 3 6
Age of the Population 2 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 1 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Working at Home 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Duncan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles E of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Bolivar
Standard Zip Codes 38740
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.044
Longitude -90.744

Duncan 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 32 to 49 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 51 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
Station HELENA
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
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Duncan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 578 100%
Male 270 46.7%
Female 308 53.3%
Under 18 193 33.4%
18+ 385 66.6%
65+ 93 16.1%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 3.47
White 113 19.6%
African-American 448 77.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 13 2.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 3.1%

Estimated Duncan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 558
Growth -20
Growth % -3.5%

Duncan 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) 87.7%
Irish 5.5%
African 1.4%
German 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Scottish 1%
English 0.8%
US/American 0.8%
Dutch 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Deeson (38740)
Francis (38740)
Rochdale (38740)
Roundlake (38740)

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)
Duncan 578 $16,875
Alligator 220 $17,083
Clarksdale 20,645 $26,592
Gunnison 633 $21,875
Mound Bayou 2,102 $19,770
Shelby 2,926 $20,368
Winstonville 319 $17,000
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