Ackerman, Mississippi

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Ackerman, Mississippi
Town
Location of Ackerman, Mississippi
Location of Ackerman, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472Coordinates: 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Choctaw
Area
 • Total 2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)
 • Land 2.25 sq mi (5.82 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,510
 • Density 672/sq mi (259.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39735
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-00300
GNIS feature ID 0692374

Ackerman is a town in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,510 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 1,696 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Choctaw County.[2]

It is named for an early landowner.[3]

Geography and climate[edit]

Ackerman is located southeast of the center of Choctaw County at 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472 (33.311400, −89.174745).[4] Mississippi Highway 15 passes through the town, leading north 16 miles (26 km) to Mathiston and south 15 miles (24 km) to Louisville. Mississippi Highway 2 passes through the northwest corner of the town, leading northeast 24 miles (39 km) to Starkville and southwest 31 miles (50 km) to Kosciusko. Mississippi Highway 9 heads north from Highway 12 in the northwest corner of Ackerman, leading 17 miles (27 km) to Eupora.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.27 square miles (5.87 km2), of which 2.25 square miles (5.82 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.85%, is water.[1] The town is located near the headwaters of the Yockanookany River, a tributary of the Pearl River.

Climate data for Ackerman, Mississippi (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.93
(125.2)
5.04
(128)
4.82
(122.4)
4.95
(125.7)
4.61
(117.1)
4.29
(109)
3.98
(101.1)
3.74
(95)
3.41
(86.6)
4.28
(108.7)
4.65
(118.1)
5.37
(136.4)
54.07
(1,373.3)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 8.7 8.7 8.5 7.6 8.6 8.2 8.5 7.5 6.2 5.8 7.9 9.0 95.2
Source: NOAA[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,696 people, 711 households, and 430 families residing in the town. The population density was 752.7 people per square mile (291.0/km²). There were 781 housing units at an average density of 346.6 per square mile (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.97% White, 34.85% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.94% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 711 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.00.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,463
1960 1,382 −5.5%
1970 1,502 8.7%
1980 1,567 4.3%
1990 1,573 0.4%
2000 1,696 7.8%
2010 1,510 −11.0%

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,287, and the median income for a family was $30,511. Males had a median income of $30,588 versus $20,739 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,486. About 17.8% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.2% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Ackerman is served by the Choctaw County School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ackerman town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. p. 23. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Station Name: MS ACKERMAN". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.