Pachuta, Mississippi

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Pachuta, Mississippi
Town
Town hall, library, and fire department of Pachuta
Town hall, library, and fire department of Pachuta
Location of Pachuta, Mississippi
Location of Pachuta, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°2′28″N 88°53′1″W / 32.04111°N 88.88361°W / 32.04111; -88.88361Coordinates: 32°2′28″N 88°53′1″W / 32.04111°N 88.88361°W / 32.04111; -88.88361
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Clarke
Area
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 261
 • Density 107/sq mi (41.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39347
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-54960
GNIS feature ID 0675371

Pachuta is a town in Clarke County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 261 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pachuta is located in western Clarke County at 32°2′28″N 88°53′1″W / 32.04111°N 88.88361°W / 32.04111; -88.88361 (32.041081, -88.883636).[2] U.S. Route 11 passes through the center of town, leading north 27 miles (43 km) to Meridian and south 29 miles (47 km) to Laurel. Mississippi Highway 18 crosses US 11 at the town center, leading east 13 miles (21 km) to Quitman, the county seat (taking Highway 512 cuts the distance to 10 mi/16 km), and west 31 miles (50 km) to Bay Springs. Exit 126 of Interstate 59 is 2 miles (3 km) northwest of town on Highway 18.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 245 people, 106 households, and 71 families residing in the town. The population density was 107.0 people per square mile (41.3/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 55.0 per square mile (21.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.12% White, 33.06% African American, 0.82% from other races.

There were 106 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 71.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,938, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,181. About 20.0% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.0% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

The town of Pachuta is served by the Quitman School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pachuta town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  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.