Gunnison, Mississippi

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Gunnison, Mississippi
Town
Location of Gunnison, Mississippi
Location of Gunnison, Mississippi
Gunnison, Mississippi is located in USA
Gunnison, Mississippi
Gunnison, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N 90°56′46″W / 33.94250°N 90.94611°W / 33.94250; -90.94611Coordinates: 33°56′33″N 90°56′46″W / 33.94250°N 90.94611°W / 33.94250; -90.94611
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 151 ft (46 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 452
 • Density 461/sq mi (178.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38746
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-29900
GNIS feature ID 0670805

Gunnison is a town in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 452 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 633 in 2000. The mayor is Frances L. Ward.

Geography[edit]

Gunnison is located at 33°56′33″N 90°56′46″W / 33.94250°N 90.94611°W / 33.94250; -90.94611 (33.942627, -90.946085).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.84%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 477
1910 515 8.0%
1920 485 −5.8%
1930 484 −0.2%
1940 396 −18.2%
1950 453 14.4%
1960 448 −1.1%
1970 545 21.7%
1980 708 29.9%
1990 611 −13.7%
2000 633 3.6%
2010 452 −28.6%
Est. 2014 438 [3] −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 633 people, 202 households, and 146 families residing in the town. The population density was 651.1 people per square mile (252.0/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 223.2 per square mile (86.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 12.64% White, 86.73% African American, 0.16% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races.

There were 202 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.7% were married couples living together, 41.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 37.3% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 77.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,432, and the median income for a family was $21,875. Males had a median income of $27,679 versus $15,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,395. About 39.3% of families and 47.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 60.4% of those under age 18 and 34.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Gunnison is served by the West Bolivar School District.

Notable people[edit]

Cousins Tim Barnett and Fred Barnett both played in the NFL.

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