These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Mississippi

We used science and data to determine which cities in MS probably think they’re better than you.

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When it comes to being a snob, you’ve got all types. You’ve got your wine snobs, beer snobs, and food snobs. There are book snobs, movie snobs, and theatre (yes, with an re) snobs. These days, you’ve probably even got snob snobs—people who think their type of snob is better than yours.

Down in Mississippi, you might not think of folks as ‘snobby’ as the others in the northeast. But, they’re out there, for sure. Especially in certain areas of Mississippi, where you can call these true southerners snooty or even just plain loaded, when compared to the rest of the state.

In fact, in these 10 places, it’s downright snobby:

  1. Madison (Photos)
  2. Flowood (Photos)
  3. Kosciusko (Photos)
  4. Diamondhead (Photos)
  5. Brandon (Photos)
  6. Clinton (Photos)
  7. Hernando (Photos)
  8. Gulf Park Estates
  9. Long Beach (Photos)
  10. Florence

Now we’re not so full of ourselves as to just come up with this list from nowhere. We actually analyzed 58 places in the state. And we’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these cities.

Actually, if we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

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How we determined the snobbiest places in Mississippi

You think we’d just come up with this list willy nilly? Not a chance.

What we did is, we gathered up all of the places in Mississippi with populations of 2,500 people or more. This left us with a total of 58 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria: (And no, it’s not a word. English snob.)

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 58 places in each category with scores from one to 58. We then averaged each place’s ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Mississippi. So let’s all flip a table in honor of Madison (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Now before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, let’s remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course we would!

Now, let’s put on your monocle and take a look at what make these places so snobby; for a more complete list, just hop down to the end of the post.


1. Madison

Population: 24,213
Median household income: $96,373
Median home price: $230,000
College degrees: 38%

2. Flowood

Population: 7,881
Median household income: $49,620
Median home price: $190,000
College degrees: 28%

3. Kosciusko

Population: 3,800
Median household income: $49,389
Median home price: $188,200
College degrees: 24%

4. Diamondhead

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,503
Median household income: $70,293
Median home price: $179,293
College degrees: 27%

5. Brandon

Population: 21,293
Median household income: $67,893
Median home price: $164,283
College degrees: 26%

6. Clinton

Source: Public domain

Population: 25,393
Median household income: $59,293
Median home price: $153,000
College degrees: 27%

7. Hernando

Population: 14,332
Median household income: $59,903
Median home price: $173,292
College degrees: 18%

8. Gulf Park Estates

Source: Public Domain

Population: 6,300
Median household income: $70,034
Median home price: $154,933
College degrees: 21%

9. Long Beach

Source: Public domain

Population: 14,393
Median household income: $56,293
Median home price: $159,293
College degrees: 16%

10. Florence

Source: Public Domain

Population: 4,100
Median household income: $51,223
Median home price: $147,293
College degrees: 12%

Summing Up The Humble Pie

Sure, we might have poked a little harmless fun at these 10 snobby places in Mississippi, but hey, it’s only because we’re jealous. High incomes, expensive homes, and excellent educations? That sounds pretty charming to us. Who wouldn’t want that!

If you’re interested, here are the least snobby places in Mississippi: Macon, Baldwyn, Hollandale, Crystal Springs, Amory.

Desktop users, there’s a chart below with all snobby cities in Mississippi ranked from first to last.

City Home Prices Rank
madison $230,400 1
flowood $190,300 2
kosciusko $188,000 3
diamondhead $179,400 4
brandon $164,100 5
clinton $153,700 6
hernando $173,100 7
gulf park estates $154,300 8
long beach $159,800 9
florence $147,800 10
batesville $114,200 11
cleveland $110,200 12
bay st. louis $159,400 13
hattiesburg $117,000 14
biloxi $152,400 14
byram $136,500 16
corinth $99,400 17
fulton $102,500 18
gulfport $126,700 19
beechwood $146,300 20
d’iberville $127,000 21
columbia $87,000 22
columbus $96,400 23
gulf hills $148,900 24
jackson $91,900 24
canton $96,400 26
gautier $116,700 26
grenada $89,800 26
greenwood $79,600 26
horn lake $97,300 30
louisville $83,600 31
brookhaven $82,600 32
latimer $140,000 33
booneville $87,900 34
holly springs $79,400 35
magee $82,900 36
clarksdale $60,000 37
aberdeen $72,000 38
greenville $76,600 39
collins $92,700 40
indianola $73,400 41
leland $75,600 42
lucedale $94,200 43
laurel $78,700 43
houston $86,100 43
iuka $75,900 46
ellisville $78,000 46
escatawpa $85,300 48
farmington $82,400 48
forest $78,600 50
carthage $97,500 51
hazlehurst $70,000 52
durant $61,000 53
amory $78,000 53
crystal springs $69,700 55
hollandale $53,000 56
baldwyn $69,200 57
macon $59,400 58

About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.