Blue Mountain, Mississippi

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Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Town
Location of Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Location of Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Blue Mountain, Mississippi is located in the US
Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°40′14″N 89°1′43″W / 34.67056°N 89.02861°W / 34.67056; -89.02861Coordinates: 34°40′14″N 89°1′43″W / 34.67056°N 89.02861°W / 34.67056; -89.02861
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tippah
Area
 • 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 446 ft (136 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 670
 • Density 580.8/sq mi (224.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38610
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-07060
GNIS feature ID 0692647

Blue Mountain is a town in Tippah County, Mississippi. The population was 670 at the 2000 census. It is the location of Blue Mountain College, a private Christian liberal arts college.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 156
1900 466
1910 650 39.5%
1920 654 0.6%
1930 569 −13.0%
1940 544 −4.4%
1950 875 60.8%
1960 741 −15.3%
1970 677 −8.6%
1980 867 28.1%
1990 667 −23.1%
2000 670 0.4%
2010 920 37.3%
Est. 2015 953 [1] 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 670 people, 241 households, and 161 families residing in the town. The population density was 580.8 people per square mile (224.9/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 232.3 per square mile (90.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.84% White, 13.73% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 1.94% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.73% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 21.0% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 78.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,969, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $28,661 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,870. About 17.3% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 25.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Blue Mountain is served by the South Tippah School District. Blue Mountain College is also in Blue Mountain.

Cultural References[edit]

Blue Mountain is the town where the character of Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie recalls growing up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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