Cruger, Mississippi

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Cruger, Mississippi
Town
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Location of Cruger, Mississippi
Location of Cruger, Mississippi
Cruger, Mississippi is located in the US
Cruger, Mississippi
Cruger, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°19′15″N 90°14′6″W / 33.32083°N 90.23500°W / 33.32083; -90.23500Coordinates: 33°19′15″N 90°14′6″W / 33.32083°N 90.23500°W / 33.32083; -90.23500
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Holmes
Government
 • Mayor Mary L. Ajoku
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 115 ft (35 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 386
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 354
 • Density 390/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38924
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-16980
GNIS feature ID 0668992

Cruger is a town in Holmes County, Mississippi. The population was 449 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 231
1920 488 111.3%
1930 409 −16.2%
1940 450 10.0%
1950 494 9.8%
1960 362 −26.7%
1970 415 14.6%
1980 540 30.1%
1990 548 1.5%
2000 449 −18.1%
2010 386 −14.0%
Est. 2016 354 [1] −8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 449 people, 161 households, and 112 families residing in the town. The population density was 462.5 people per square mile (178.7/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 182.3 per square mile (70.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.16% African American 25.61% White and 0.22% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

There were 161 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were married couples living together, 30.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,417, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,125. About 32.8% of families and 44.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.7% of those under age 18 and 58.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town of Cruger is served by the Holmes County School District.

Notable person[edit]

The African American Piedmont blues singer, guitarist and songwriter, Robert Curtis Smith, was born in or around Cruger.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "Robert Curtis Smith Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Council Spur Blues - Robert Curtis Smith, RIP". Jeffcrompton.blogspot.co.uk. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2014-09-16.