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Welcome to Mize ...

The town of Mize is located in Smith County<1>.


The location of Mize has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Mize, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mize has a population of 324 people<3> (see below for details).

Mize is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mize lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Mize: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mize had an population of 324 people. This is a decrease of 4.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mize had a population of 340 people. This makes Mize the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Mize represents 0.01% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 241st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 340 people, the population of Mize increased 19.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 285 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mize.

Communities Also Named Mize ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Mize - they are located in Georgia (2) and Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mize.

Communities near Mize ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mize.

  • Magee
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
    • Magee is located in Simpson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,094 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee <6>
  • Collins
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
    • Collins is located in Covington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,417 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins <6>
  • Mendenhall
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
    • Mendenhall is located in Simpson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,393 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall <6>
  • Bay Springs
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
    • Bay Springs is located in Jasper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,650 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs <6>
  • Raleigh
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Taylorsville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville <6>
  • Mount Olive
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
    • Mount Olive is located in Covington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 896 people
  • Soso
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
    • Soso is located in Jones County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
  • Puckett
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
    • Puckett is located in Rankin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
  • Sylvarena
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
    • Sylvarena is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mize. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mize.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mize. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mize.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mize. See our Newspapers Page for Mize.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mize ...

Looking for more information about Mize? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mize, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mize.

Adding Mize to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mize in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mize was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Mize post office opened in 1887.

We also found Mize in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mize.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mize. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Smith, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mize.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mize - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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