Coahoma, Mississippi

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Coahoma, Mississippi
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Location of Coahoma, Mississippi
Location of Coahoma, Mississippi
Coahoma, Mississippi is located in the United States
Coahoma, Mississippi
Coahoma, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°21′57″N 90°31′18″W / 34.36583°N 90.52167°W / 34.36583; -90.52167Coordinates: 34°21′57″N 90°31′18″W / 34.36583°N 90.52167°W / 34.36583; -90.52167
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyCoahoma
Area
 • Total0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
 • Land0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
174 ft (53 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total377
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
335
 • Density1,709.18/sq mi (661.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38617
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-14580
GNIS feature ID0668621

Coahoma is a town in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 377 at the 2010 census.[3]

History

Coahoma was founded in the 1880s, and named for its location within Coahoma County.[4]

Coahoma was a stop on the Mississippi Delta Railroad, completed in 1884.

Geography

Coahoma is located in northern Coahoma County at 34°21′57″N 90°31′18″W / 34.36583°N 90.52167°W / 34.36583; -90.52167 (34.365914, -90.521640).[5] It is north of Friar Point Road, 2 miles (3 km) west of U.S. Route 61 and 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of Friars Point on the Mississippi River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Coahoma has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900171
191021123.4%
1990254
200032528.0%
201037716.0%
Est. 2017335[2]−11.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 377 people residing in the town. 99.2% were African American and 0.8% White.

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 325 people, 110 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,663.5 people per square mile (1,394.3/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 1,386.5 per square mile (527.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% African American, 1.5% White and 0.3% from two or more races.

There were 110 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 14.5% were married couples living together, 45.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.65.

In the town, the population was spread out with 41.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 10.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $11,882, and the median income for a family was $12,327. Males had a median income of $17,625 versus $13,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $4,840. About 55.6% of families and 55.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 63.9% of those under age 18 and 73.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The town is served by the Coahoma County School District. Residents are served by Coahoma County Junior-Senior High School.[8]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Coahoma town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-60473-483-6.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Schools." Coahoma County School District. Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved December 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Welcome to the Songs of James Carr". Songs of Sam Cooke. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved December 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-2012" (PDF). legis.state.la.us. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  12. ^ "Herb McMath". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)