Myrtle, Mississippi

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Myrtle, Mississippi
Town
Location of Myrtle, Mississippi
Location of Myrtle, Mississippi
Myrtle, Mississippi is located in the US
Myrtle, Mississippi
Myrtle, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°33′29″N 89°7′3″W / 34.55806°N 89.11750°W / 34.55806; -89.11750Coordinates: 34°33′29″N 89°7′3″W / 34.55806°N 89.11750°W / 34.55806; -89.11750
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Union
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 404 ft (123 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 490
 • Density 715.6/sq mi (326.67/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38650
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-50280
GNIS feature ID 0694142

Myrtle is a town in Union County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 407 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Myrtle is located at 34°33′29″N 89°07′03″W / 34.558152°N 89.117436°W / 34.558152; -89.117436.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 165
1910 255 54.5%
1920 325 27.5%
1930 313 −3.7%
1940 349 11.5%
1950 331 −5.2%
1960 313 −5.4%
1970 308 −1.6%
1980 402 30.5%
1990 358 −10.9%
2000 407 13.7%
2010 490 20.4%
Est. 2015 502 [2] 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 407 people, 162 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 715.6 people per square mile (275.7/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 321.7 per square mile (124.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.26% White, 13.02% African American, 1.72% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 162 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 79.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $25,227 versus $20,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,268. About 12.1% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town of Myrtle is served by the Union County School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.