|Nickname(s): Shuga Town|
|Motto: This will always be our home|
Location of Shuqualak, Mississippi
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||213 ft (65 m)|
|• Density||493.0/sq mi (190.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0677762|
Three locations in Shuqualak, including most of the downtown area, are included on the National Register of Historic Places.
A post office was established in 1855, and the town was incorporated in 1859.
An auxiliary landing field for Columbus Air Force Base is located south of the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 562 people, 214 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 493.0 people per square mile (190.3/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 218.4 per square mile (84.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 29.72% White, 69.57% African American, and 0.71% from two or more races.
There were 214 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 28.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the town, the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $26,607. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,596 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,051. About 30.7% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
The Shuqualak Lumber Company was founded in 1948 and employs approximately 150. It is one of largest privately owned, independent producers of southern yellow pine in the southeast United States.
- James Z. George - Confederate politician and military officer
- Stanford Jackson - baseball player in the Negro League.
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