Merigold, Mississippi

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Merigold, Mississippi

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 17% Merigold Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Merigold, Mississippi

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 4
Portion of People Married 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 7
People Above Poverty 2 7
Median Family Income 1 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 3
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Housing Recently Built 6 2
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3

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Merigold Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles E of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Bolivar
Standard Zip Codes 38759
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.838
Longitude -90.726

Merigold Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 7.3 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
Distance 26.6 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
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Merigold Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 664 100%
Male 300 45.2%
Female 364 54.8%
Under 18 158 23.8%
18+ 506 76.2%
65+ 112 16.9%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.96
White 283 42.6%
African-American 378 56.9%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Merigold Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 624
Growth -40
Growth % -6%

Merigold 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) 62.2%
US/American 12.7%
English 6.9%
Irish 6.1%
Dutch 2.4%
European 2.4%
German 2.4%
Italian 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Lebanese 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
British 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Merigold 664 $27,500
Boyle 720 $28,500
Cleveland 13,841 $40,242
Mound Bayou 2,102 $19,770
Pace 364 $27,857
Shelby 2,926 $20,368
Winstonville 319 $17,000
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