Location of Schlater, Mississippi
|• Type||Mayor and Board of Alderman|
|• Total||1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Land||1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,128 ft (139 m)|
|• Density||332.8/sq mi (128.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0677454|
Schlater is located at (33.640156, -90.347246).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 388 people, 141 households, and 105 families residing in the town. The population density was 332.8 people per square mile (128.0/km²). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 128.7 per square mile (49.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 38.92% White, 60.57% African American and 0.52% Asian.
There were 141 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the town the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,816, and the median income for a family was $25,000. Males had a median income of $21,667 versus $13,571 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,022. About 34.9% of families and 44.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 65.0% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.
The Town of Schlater is served by the Leflore County School District.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.