Calhoun City, Mississippi
|Calhoun City, Mississippi|
Location of Calhoun City, Mississippi
|• Total||2.37 sq mi (6.15 km2)|
|• Land||2.36 sq mi (6.11 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||282 ft (86 m)|
|• Density||753/sq mi (290.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||38916, 38955|
|GNIS feature ID||0667920|
Calhoun City is located in south-central Calhoun County at  It is bordered on the east by the town of Derma. Mississippi Highway 9 runs through the center of the town, leading north 6 miles (10 km) to Pittsboro, the county seat, and 10 miles (16 km) north to Bruce. Mississippi Highway 8 leads east from the center of town 8 miles (13 km) to Vardaman and 18 miles (29 km) to Houston. The two highways head south from the town together, Highway 9 leading 9 miles (14 km) south to Slate Springs and Highway 8 leading 31 miles (50 km) south then west to Grenada.(33.856865, -89.313342).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.37 square miles (6.15 km2), of which 2.36 square miles (6.11 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.69%, is water. The Yalobusha River, a tributary of the Yazoo River, passes a mile south of the center of town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,872 people, 736 households, and 530 families residing in the town. The population density was 789.1 people per square mile (305.0/km²). There were 827 housing units at an average density of 348.6 per square mile (134.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.72% Caucasian, 32.00% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.
There were 736 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 73.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,983, and the median income for a family was $28,047. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $20,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,294. About 23.2% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.1% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.
Calhoun City is served by the Calhoun County School District. The district is home to the Bruce Trojans, the Vardaman Rams, and the Calhoun City Wildcats.
- Ace Cannon, saxophone player
- M. D. Jennings, defensive back for the Green Bay Packers
- Dave Parker, former Major League Baseball player
- Cornelius Wortham, former National Football League and Alabama Crimson Tide player
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.