Maben, Mississippi

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Maben, Mississippi
Location of Maben, Mississippi
Location of Maben, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°33′24″N 89°5′1″W / 33.55667°N 89.08361°W / 33.55667; -89.08361Coordinates: 33°33′24″N 89°5′1″W / 33.55667°N 89.08361°W / 33.55667; -89.08361
Country United States
State Mississippi
Counties Oktibbeha, Webster
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 449 ft (137 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 871
 • Density 460/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39750
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-42980
GNIS feature ID 0672979

Maben is a town in Oktibbeha and Webster counties, Mississippi. The population was 871 at the 2010 census.


Maben is located at 33°33′24″N 89°05′01″W / 33.556772°N 89.083647°W / 33.556772; -89.083647 (33.556772, -89.083647).[2] Most of the town is in Oktibbeha County, with a portion on the west side in adjacent Webster County[3] In the 2000 census, 542 of the town's 803 residents (67.5%) lived in Oktibbeha County and 261 (32.5%) in Webster County.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2), all land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 803 people, 306 households, and 211 families residing in the town. The population density was 412.4 people per square mile (159.0/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 168.4 per square mile (64.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 41.22% White, 57.91% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 306 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.4% were married couples living together, 35.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 70.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,632, and the median income for a family was $18,000. Males had a median income of $22,125 versus $16,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,823. About 40.3% of families and 42.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.9% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.


Most of Maben is served by the Oktibbeha County School District, although the small portion of the town that is located in Webster County is served by the Webster County School District. Oktibbeha County Schools have been taken over by the state on two occasions and in 2013 the state legislature passed a law forcing Starkville City School district to take over Oktibbeha County Schools.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Johnthan Banks, NFL player with the Buccaneers, is from Maben.[7]