Meadville, Mississippi

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Meadville, Mississippi
Town
Location of Meadville, Mississippi
Location of Meadville, Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°28′23″N 90°53′27″W / 31.47306°N 90.89083°W / 31.47306; -90.89083Coordinates: 31°28′23″N 90°53′27″W / 31.47306°N 90.89083°W / 31.47306; -90.89083
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 305 ft (93 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 519
 • Density 469.2/sq mi (181.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39653
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-46200
GNIS feature ID 0693939

Meadville is a town in Franklin County, Mississippi. The population was 519 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County.[1] The name is derived from Cowles Mead, a 19th Century political leader.

History[edit]

Abductions in 1964[edit]

In 1964, two black men were abducted while hitchhiking in Meadville. Their abduction, torture and murder was made into a documentary film by David Ridgen called Mississippi Cold Case.

Geography[edit]

Meadville is located at 31°28′23″N 90°53′27″W / 31.47306°N 90.89083°W / 31.47306; -90.89083 (31.472998, -90.890856).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 519 people, 187 households, and 126 families residing in the town. The population density was 469.2 people per square mile (180.5/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 198.9 per square mile (76.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.85% White, 15.41% African American, 0.77% Asian, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 32.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $28,542 versus $26,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,788. About 8.5% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Meadville is served by the Franklin County School District. Franklin County Elementary and a host of day cares and headstarts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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