Sallis, Mississippi

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Sallis, Mississippi
Location of Sallis, Mississippi
Location of Sallis, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°1′14″N 89°45′52″W / 33.02056°N 89.76444°W / 33.02056; -89.76444Coordinates: 33°1′14″N 89°45′52″W / 33.02056°N 89.76444°W / 33.02056; -89.76444
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Attala
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 325 ft (99 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 134
 • Density 326/sq mi (125.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39160
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-64800
GNIS feature ID 0677299

Sallis is a town in Attala County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 134 at the 2010 census.[1] Sallis is the birthplace of David Barksdale, who with Larry Hoover at one point ran the Black Gangster Disciple Nation.


Sallis is located at 33°1′14″N 89°45′52″W / 33.02056°N 89.76444°W / 33.02056; -89.76444 (33.020605, -89.764555).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 114 people, 50 households, and 34 families residing in the town. The population density was 273.5 people per square mile (104.8/km²). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 139.2 per square mile (53.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.93% White and 28.07% African American.

There were 50 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,432. There were 23.5% of families and 24.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 53.8% of under eighteens and 25.0% of those over 64.

Sallis Cemetery


The town of Sallis is served by the Attala County School District.


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sallis town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  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.