Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton
Location of Carrollton, Mississippi
|• Total||0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)|
|• Land||0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||289 ft (88 m)|
|• Density||243/sq mi (94.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0668097|
Carrollton is a town in and the county seat of Carroll County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 190 at the 2010 census, down from 408 in 2000. It is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area.
As of July 23, 2016, Carrollton still flies, at full mast, the Confederate Battle Flag, The Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, above the county memorial to the Confederate dead.
Carrollton is located in central Carroll County on the south side of Big Sand Creek, a tributary of the Yalobusha River. According to the United States Census Bureau, Carrollton has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.
The town borders North Carrollton, which is located directly to the north across the creek. Mississippi Highways 17 and 35 pass through the center of Carrollton, leading north into North Carrollton. Many residents of Carrollton and North Carrollton consider the towns a single entity, simply referred to as Carrollton.
Highway 35 continues north 21 miles (34 km) to Holcomb; in the other direction, it leads southeast 18 miles (29 km) to Vaiden, the other county seat. Highway 17 leads south 30 miles (48 km) to Lexington. U.S. Route 82, a four-lane divided highway, passes through the southern part of Carrollton, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to Winona and west 18 miles (29 km) to Greenwood.
As of the census of 2000, there were 408 people, 85 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 522.0 people per square mile (202.0/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 126.7 per square mile (49.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.00% White and 50.00% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 85 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.65.
In the town, the population was spread out with 8.3% under the age of 18, 27.9% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 312.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 340.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $48,750, and the median income for a family was $53,333. Males had a median income of $21,667 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,536. About 6.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
The town of Carrollton is served by the Carroll County School District and private school Carroll Academy.
- Benajah Harvey Carroll, Baptist pastor, theologian, teacher, and author
- G. L. Crockett, Musician
- Basil LeFlore, Governor of the Choctaw nation
- Robert LeFlore, Illinois state legislator
- Billy Nichols, musician
- Willie Norwood, Professional basketball player
- John A. Pittman, Korean War hero
- Elizabeth Spencer, writer
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Carrollton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Climate Summary for Carrollton, Mississippi
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