Silver Creek, Mississippi

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Silver Creek, Mississippi
Town
Location of Silver Creek, Mississippi
Location of Silver Creek, Mississippi
Silver Creek, Mississippi is located in the US
Silver Creek, Mississippi
Silver Creek, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°36′17″N 90°0′6″W / 31.60472°N 90.00167°W / 31.60472; -90.00167Coordinates: 31°36′17″N 90°0′6″W / 31.60472°N 90.00167°W / 31.60472; -90.00167
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Lawrence
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 209
 • Density 197.0/sq mi (76.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39663
Area code(s) 601, 769
FIPS code 28-67960
GNIS feature ID 0677792

Silver Creek is a town in Lawrence County, Mississippi. The population was 209 at the 2000 census. Silver Creek is accessed from U.S. Route 84 and Mississippi Highway 43. The movie Jesse James' Women (1954) was filmed in Silver Creek.[1]

History[edit]

The area was settled around 1820 by the Kirby, Neal, Longino, Price and Williams families. Originally named "The Hall", it was changed in 1893 to Silver Creek for a nearby stream.[2]

A depot was established in Silver Creek when the Pearl & Leaf Rivers Railroad (later Illinois Central Railroad) was completed in 1903.[3]

In 1993, the Canadian National Railway abandoned the former Illinois Central line .[4] The Columbia and Silver Creek Railroad was a shortline railroad that operated between Silver Creek and Columbia until 1992. The Rogers House, south of Silver Creek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography[edit]

Silver Creek is located at 31°36′17″N 90°0′6″W / 31.60472°N 90.00167°W / 31.60472; -90.00167 (31.604656, -90.001588).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 544
1920 252 −53.7%
1930 341 35.3%
1940 278 −18.5%
1950 275 −1.1%
1960 229 −16.7%
1970 257 12.2%
1980 272 5.8%
1990 190 −30.1%
2000 209 10.0%
2010 210 0.5%
Est. 2015 204 [6] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 209 people, 81 households, and 60 families residing in the town. The population density was 197.0 people per square mile (76.1/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 90.5 per square mile (35.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.30% White, 1.91% African American, 2.87% Asian, and 1.91% from two or more races.

There were 81 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,656, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,507. About 6.2% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.1% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Silver Creek is served by the Lawrence County School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Marc (2004). Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street. University Press of Mississippi. 
  2. ^ "Communities of Lawrence County". Lawrence County Community Development Association. 
  3. ^ "Stations and Structures on Current and Former Railroad Lines in Mississippi". Icrr.net. January 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Call for Projects". The Longleaf Trace. Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ Dixon, Phil S. (2009). John Buck O'Neil: The Rookie, the Man, the Legacy 1938. AuthorHouse. 
  10. ^ "Waller, Curtis Longino". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)