Location of Eupora, Mississippi
|• Total||3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)|
|• Land||3.3 sq mi (8.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Elevation||384 ft (117 m)|
|• Density||610/sq mi (240/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0669823|
Eupora is located at (33.541604, -89.272121).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²), of which 3.3 square miles (8.4 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.8 km²) (8.94%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,326 people, 877 households, and 590 families residing in the city. The population density was 714.2 people per square mile (275.5/km²). There were 957 housing units at an average density of 293.9 per square mile (113.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.86% White, 38.01% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 2.28% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.74% of the population.
There were 877 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,839, and the median income for a family was $37,950. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,927. About 20.9% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Eupora is served by the Webster County School District. There are 2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools and a career and technical center.
- Thomas Abernethy, former U.S. Congressman
- William F. Brantley, 1830–70, attorney and Confederate general from Greensboro, now a ghost town located west of Europa.
- William M. Golden, 1878-1934, musician and writer of church hymns including "Lonely Tombs," "A Beautiful Life," and "To Caanan's Land, I am on my Way." Many were written while in Parchman. Hank Williams used some of his lyrics.
- Kelli Jackson, 2010 Miss Rodeo America
- Marckell Patterson, professional basketball player
- Donald C. Simmons, Jr., educator, author, poet and documentary film producer.
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- "Hank Williams - Lonely Tombs". Cowboy Lyrics. Retrieved February 2014.
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