Carrollton, Mississippi

Coordinates: 33°30′18″N 89°55′22″W / 33.50500°N 89.92278°W / 33.50500; -89.92278
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Carrollton, Mississippi
Location of Carrollton, Mississippi
Location of Carrollton, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°30′18″N 89°55′22″W / 33.50500°N 89.92278°W / 33.50500; -89.92278
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.81 sq mi (2.11 km2)
 • Land0.81 sq mi (2.11 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
289 ft (88 m)
 • Total423
 • Density520.30/sq mi (200.92/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code662
FIPS code28-11580
GNIS feature ID0668097

Carrollton is a town in and the second county seat of Carroll County, Mississippi, United States, which is within the Mississippi Delta. The population was 190 at the 2010 census,[2] down from 408 in 2000. Centrally located in the county, the town is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area. The first county seat, Vaiden, Mississippi, was founded in the eastern part of the county during its early settlement.


The town was developed as the county seat and trading center for rural Carroll County, which was devoted to cotton agriculture and plantations in the antebellum era.

The town was the location of the Carroll County Courthouse Massacre, in 1886.[3]


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.[4]

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.


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.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Unveiling of Confederate monument in Carrollton, 1905

2020 census[edit]

Carrollton racial composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[7][a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 293 69.27%
Black or African American (NH) 108 25.53%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 1 0.24%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 6 1.42%
Hispanic or Latino 15 3.55%
Total 423

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 423 people, 73 households, and 43 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 408 people, 85 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 522.0 inhabitants per square mile (201.5/km2). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 126.7 per square mile (48.9/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. Its schools are Marshall Elementary School and J. Z. George High School in North Carrollton.

It is also served by Carroll Academy, a private school in Carrollton.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Carrollton town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "MSU First Impressions Report". June 30, 2010. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Carrollton, Mississippi,
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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