|Motto: Where money Grows in Trees and Hopes and Dreams Never Die.|
Location of Bruce, Mississippi
|• Total||2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)|
|• Land||2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||276 ft (84 m)|
|• Density||818.8/sq mi (316.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0667656|
Bruce is located at (33.991971, -89.342197).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.6 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,097 people residing in the town. The population density was 818.8 people per square mile (316.3/km²). There were 1,005 housing units at an average density of 392.4/sq mi (151.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.27% White, 44.35% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.86% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.
There was 1 household out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.3% were married couples living together, 22.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.
The town of Bruce is served by the Calhoun County School District. There are three public schools in the Calhoun County School District: Bruce, Calhoun City, and Vardaman; and one private school, Calhoun Academy. Bruce is a level 5 High School, which is the highest academic ranking in Mississippi.
The city is proud of its athletics. The Bruce Trojan High School baseball team was named 2A State Champions in 2012. The Bruce Lady Trojan High basketball team was named 2A State Champions in 1998 and 2002. The Bruce Trojan High School football team was named 2A State Champions in 1996.
- Ron Lundy, former WABC-AM and WCBS-FM disc jockey.
- Armegis Spearman, former National Football League Player.
- Frederick Thomas, former National Football League Player.
- Leo "Bud" Welch, blues and gospel musician.
- Yarnell "BigBeast" Marks, powerlifter & bodybuilder
- Media related to Bruce, Mississippi at Wikimedia Commons