Soso, Mississippi

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Soso, Mississippi
Town
Nickname(s): 50 50
Location of Soso, Mississippi
Location of Soso, Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°45′16″N 89°16′27″W / 31.75444°N 89.27417°W / 31.75444; -89.27417Coordinates: 31°45′16″N 89°16′27″W / 31.75444°N 89.27417°W / 31.75444; -89.27417
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Jones
Area
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 315 ft (96 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 408
 • Density 189.7/sq mi (73.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39480
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-69160

Soso is a town in Jones County, Mississippi. The population was 379 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Soso is located at 31°45′16″N 89°16′27″W / 31.75444°N 89.27417°W / 31.75444; -89.27417 (31.754465, -89.274120).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.50% is water.

Places of Interest[edit]

The town of Soso contains one grocery store (Greer's), two dollar stores (Dollar General and Family Dollar), one eatery (Mrs. Ree's Grill), and two gas stations (Soso Short Stop and Mrs. Ree's Pit Stop and Grill).

Among government and public services, Soso is home to the Soso Volunteer Fire Department, the Soso Police Department, the Soso Town Hall, and the Soso Community Water Service.

Area churches include: The Soso Seventh-day Adventist Church, The First Baptist Church of Soso, Berean Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, New Hope Apostolic Church, Faith Community Church, Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, and Big Creek Baptist church.

Demographics[2][edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 408 people, 160 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population density was 189.7 people per square mile (73.2/km²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 87.1 per square mile (33.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.2% White, 20.3% African American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 157 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 19, 36.5% under the age of 50 and 33.8% over the age of 50

The data below is from the 2000 census.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,135, and the median income for a family was $31,346. Males had a median income of $19,231 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,455. About 15.7% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Soso is served by the Jones County School District.

Elementary aged students attend West Jones Elementary School, while middle and high school aged students attend West Jones High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.