Cary, Mississippi

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Cary, Mississippi
Location of Cary, Mississippi
Location of Cary, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°48′26″N 90°55′32″W / 32.80722°N 90.92556°W / 32.80722; -90.92556Coordinates: 32°48′26″N 90°55′32″W / 32.80722°N 90.92556°W / 32.80722; -90.92556
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Sharkey
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 102 ft (31 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 427
 • Density 584.4/sq mi (225.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39054
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-11820
GNIS feature ID 0668131

Cary is a town in Sharkey County, Mississippi. The population was 427 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 427 people, 146 households, and 107 families residing in the town. The population density was 584.4 people per square mile (225.8/km²). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 225.8 per square mile (87.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.40% African American, 34.66% White, 0.70% Asian, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 146 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 25.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,833, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $21,375 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,372. About 31.0% of families and 36.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 56.3% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those, age 65 or over.


The town of Cary is served by the South Delta School District.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.