Location of Vancleave, Mississippi
|• Total||44.1 sq mi (114.2 km2)|
|• Land||43.4 sq mi (112.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)|
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|• Density||113.1/sq mi (43.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0689195|
Vancleave is located at (30.546911, -88.672612).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 44.1 square miles (114 km2), of which 43.4 square miles (112 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (1.61%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,910 people, 1,624 households, and 1,354 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 113.1 people per square mile (43.7/km²). There were 1,764 housing units at an average density of 40.6/sq mi (15.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.20% White, 6.74% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There were 1,624 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,034, and the median income for a family was $41,426. Males had a median income of $36,135 versus $21,078 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,349. About 9.6% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.
Vancleave has several schools that are served by the Jackson County School District. These schools are Vancleave Lower Elementary, Vancleave Upper Elementary, Vancleave Middle School, and Vancleave High School.