Osyka, Mississippi

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Osyka, Mississippi
Location of Osyka, Mississippi
Location of Osyka, Mississippi
Osyka, Mississippi is located in the United States
Osyka, Mississippi
Osyka, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°0′26″N 90°28′16″W / 31.00722°N 90.47111°W / 31.00722; -90.47111Coordinates: 31°0′26″N 90°28′16″W / 31.00722°N 90.47111°W / 31.00722; -90.47111
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyPike
Area
 • Total1.07 sq mi (2.76 km2)
 • Land1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
266 ft (81 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total440
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
424
 • Density400.38/sq mi (154.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39657
Area code(s)601
FIPS code28-54640
GNIS feature ID0675322

Osyka is a town in Pike County, Mississippi, on the southwestern border of the state. The population was 481 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McComb, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. The peak of population in the rural town was in 1910.

History[edit]

The community was named after Ossika ("The Eagle"), a Choctaw chieftain.[3]

Geography[edit]

Osyka is located at 31°0′26″N 90°28′16″W / 31.00722°N 90.47111°W / 31.00722; -90.47111 (31.007196, -90.471165).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) is land and 0.96% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880542
189074236.9%
19007845.7%
19108245.1%
1920704−14.6%
19307506.5%
19407692.5%
1950724−5.9%
1960712−1.7%
1970628−11.8%
1980581−7.5%
1990483−16.9%
2000481−0.4%
2010440−8.5%
Est. 2017424[2]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 481 people, 193 households, and 132 families residing in the town. The population density was 468.1 people per square mile (180.3/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 227.7 per square mile (87.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.01% White, 44.91% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.42% Asian, and 0.83% from two or more races.

There were 193 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,813, and the median income for a family was $25,078. Males had a median income of $21,750 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,550. About 27.1% of families and 29.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.6% of those under age 18 and 25.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Osyka is served by the South Pike School District

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-60473-483-6.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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