is a town in Holmes County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,332
at the 2000 census.
As of the census GR2 of 2000, there were 2,332 people, 724
households, and 524 families residing in the town. The population density was
647.8/km² (1,683.6/mi²). There were 772 housing units at an average density of
214.4/km² (557.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 3.43% White, 95.93%
African American, 0.09% Native American, and 0.56% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.
724 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with
them, 21.4% were married couples living together, 45.4% had a female householder
with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households
were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years
of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size
In the town the population was spread out with 37.9%
under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to
64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For
every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over,
there were 71.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was
$11,571, and the median income for a family was $14,773. Males had a median
income of $22,250 versus $16,310 for females. The per capita income for the town
was $6,373. About 49.4% of families and 54.4% of the population were below the
poverty line, including 66.6% of those under age 18 and 55.8% of those age 65 or
is located at 33°;10′51"N, 90°13′21"W (33.180711,
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town
has a total area of 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1
km² (0.04 mi²) of it (2.11%) is water.