Derma, Mississippi

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Derma, Mississippi
Town
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Location of Derma, Mississippi
Location of Derma, Mississippi
Derma, Mississippi is located in the US
Derma, Mississippi
Derma, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°51′24″N 89°17′11″W / 33.85667°N 89.28639°W / 33.85667; -89.28639Coordinates: 33°51′24″N 89°17′11″W / 33.85667°N 89.28639°W / 33.85667; -89.28639
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 292 ft (89 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,025
 • Density 579/sq mi (223.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38839
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-18940
GNIS feature ID 0669237

Derma is a town in Calhoun County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,025 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Derma is located in south-central Calhoun County at 33°51′24″N 89°17′11″W / 33.85667°N 89.28639°W / 33.85667; -89.28639 (33.856531, -89.286384).[2] It is bordered to the west by Calhoun City. Mississippi Highway 8 runs through the center of town, leading west into Calhoun City and east 6 miles (10 km) to Vardaman.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), all land.[1] The Yalobusha River, a tributary of the Yazoo River, passes about one mile south of the town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 383
1920 317 −17.2%
1930 456 43.8%
1940 477 4.6%
1950 494 3.6%
1960 578 17.0%
1970 660 14.2%
1980 793 20.2%
1990 959 20.9%
2000 1,023 6.7%
2010 1,025 0.2%
Est. 2015 1,006 [3] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,023 people, 374 households, and 287 families residing in the town. The population density was 909.3 people per square mile (349.5/km²). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 352.9 per square mile (135.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 57.67% African American, 41.45% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 374 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 24.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,344, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $22,130 versus $16,364 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,274. About 17.6% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Derma is served by the Calhoun County School District.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Derma town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Glenn Hardin". USA Track & Field. Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)