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Old 01-20-2020, 09:08 AM
 
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The wealthiest areas in Mississippi is Madison, Rankin and Desoto counties. To be honest I think in about 5 Desoto county might be the wealthiest in Mississippi.
So Harrison County is only average to slightly above average for Mississippi?
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:22 AM
 
Location: NC But Soon, The Desert
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It doesn't exist
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:13 PM
 
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So Harrison County is only average to slightly above average for Mississippi?
The two major cities in Harrison County are Biloxi and Gulfport. There are wealthy places in those places and throughout the county but they aren't wealthy has the cities I listed. And if you can find the forbes list of wealthiest cities in Mississippi, none of the places from Harrison counties make the top 10.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:13 PM
 
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I found data for the wealthiest zip codes, pretty much what most would expect. This is not data for the entire city listed as Jackson also occupies the first two spots on the poorest incomes in MS list.

Rank Zipcode Zip Name County Adjusted Gross Income
1 39110 Madison Madison $113350
2 39216 Jackson Hinds $98950
3 39201 Jackson Hinds $97960
4 39157 Ridgeland Madison $89930
5 39211 Jackson Hinds $89590
6 39232 Flowood Rankin $86260
7 39402 Hattiesburg Lamar $77830
8 39047 Brandon Rankin $74660
9 39305 Meridian Lauderdale $71730
10 38655 Oxford Lafayette $71070
11 38672 Southaven DeSoto $69240
12 39525 Diamondhead Hancock $69040
13 38826 Belden Pontotoc $68040
14 38632 Hernando DeSoto $66230
15 39705 Columbus Lowndes $65560
16 38651 Nesbit DeSoto $64080
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Madison is the wealthiest town. Most educated? Perhaps Olive Branch, Madison, Ridgedale, Brandon, etc. They're aren't many areas in Mississippi with wealth and education. Perhaps Tupelo and the coastal cities also.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I found data for the wealthiest zip codes, pretty much what most would expect. This is not data for the entire city listed as Jackson also occupies the first two spots on the poorest incomes in MS list.

Rank Zipcode Zip Name County Adjusted Gross Income
1 39110 Madison Madison $113350
2 39216 Jackson Hinds $98950
3 39201 Jackson Hinds $97960
4 39157 Ridgeland Madison $89930
5 39211 Jackson Hinds $89590
6 39232 Flowood Rankin $86260
7 39402 Hattiesburg Lamar $77830
8 39047 Brandon Rankin $74660
9 39305 Meridian Lauderdale $71730
10 38655 Oxford Lafayette $71070
11 38672 Southaven DeSoto $69240
12 39525 Diamondhead Hancock $69040
13 38826 Belden Pontotoc $68040
14 38632 Hernando DeSoto $66230
15 39705 Columbus Lowndes $65560
16 38651 Nesbit DeSoto $64080

Very surprised to see Meridian on there, either Peavey workers or Naval Base workers I would suspect.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:06 PM
 
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Very surprised to see Meridian on there, either Peavey workers or Naval Base workers I would suspect.
You are probably right, that zip code is likely a small area of upper-income households. The Eastover Neighborhood (and the surrounding area) in Jackson is likely (by far) the highest income neighborhood in MS, but Jackson as a whole is a low-income city.
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:41 PM
 
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Very surprised to see Meridian on there, either Peavey workers or Naval Base workers I would suspect.
I don't know about Peavey. They moved 90% of their production overseas over 10 yrs ago.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Zip codes for smaller cities will always be broad and probably focus on a high concentration of middle class area and/or military installations.

Jackson is a modest income city.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:23 PM
 
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Hernando is about to move up in a big way.

A huge, new 900 acre residential development called Short Fork Farms was just announced and it looks like it's going to be gorgeous.

According to the website, a majority of the land will be preserved as open space (mature trees and farmland), and the houses will be architecturally authentic and tasteful, like the original section of Lost Rabbit. Sort of like Seaside, Florida with the big front porches next to the sidewalk and little picket fences. Plus their own little Main Street.

I think DeSoto County, along with Rankin County, Lamar County outside Hattiesburg, Starkville, and the Coast are transitioning from already-prosperous to, in 10 to 15 years from, downright affluence. I'd say Madison and Oxford are there now, as is FNEJ (Eastover, Belhaven, Fondren especially once the roads are all redone, plus finishing redoing of Capitol Street).

Then you have your Tupelo, Columbus, Laurel, Vicksburg, Corinth, Meridian areas which are more like 17 to 20 years away from being truly prosperous, at the level now of say Rankin/DeSoto, and then beginning to march towards genuine affluence (although really Tupelo already feels like it now...although statistically they're about the same in median household income to the others).

My benchmark for this is that Rankin and DeSoto to me feel like they have just now crossed an invisible line, with median incomes around $65,000, actually look and feel genuinely truly prosperous for the first time and now marching towards affluence. I'm thinking of Lakeland being finished (half of it with professional landscaping), the huge shopping area around Dogwood with more and more hotels etc, the new amphitheater in Brandon, and commercial signage beginning to get tasteful like those in Madison.

These smaller cities (counties) are in the $45 to $48,000 range more or less, so I figure another 17 years at least to grow their income by about one-third. I see this as a turning point for Mississippi also, crossing over into a genuinely prosperous middle class society on the whole, in the way Rankin and DeSoto are now, in about 17 to 20 years.
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