Slate Springs, Mississippi

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Slate Springs, Mississippi
Village
Location of Slate Springs, Mississippi
Location of Slate Springs, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°44′32″N 89°22′22″W / 33.74222°N 89.37278°W / 33.74222; -89.37278Coordinates: 33°44′32″N 89°22′22″W / 33.74222°N 89.37278°W / 33.74222; -89.37278
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 110
 • Density 77/sq mi (29.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 28-68320

Slate Springs is a village in Calhoun County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 110 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

In 1900, the population was 189.[2]

In 1907, Slate Springs was noted for having two churches, a school, a flour mill, a saw mill, and a money order post-office.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mississippi Highway 9 passes through the village, leading north 9 miles (14 km) to Calhoun City and south 16 miles (26 km) to Eupora.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 189
1910 175 −7.4%
1920 155 −11.4%
1930 190 22.6%
1940 182 −4.2%
1950 134 −26.4%
1960 123 −8.2%
1970 105 −14.6%
1980 102 −2.9%
1990 118 15.7%
2000 121 2.5%
2010 110 −9.1%
Est. 2015 108 [3] −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 121 people, 49 households, and 34 families residing in the village. The population density was 84.0 people per square mile (32.4/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 43.8 per square mile (16.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.69% White, 0.83% African American, 0.83% Native American, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 49 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,322. There were 26.3% of families and 27.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.2% of under eighteens and 58.3% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Slate Springs is served by the Calhoun County School District.

Notable people[edit]

  • Fox Conner, United States Army officer, early mentor of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Anne (Phillips) McMath, wife of Arkansas governor Sid McMath, was born in Slate Springs in 1920.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Slate Springs village, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 673. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Anne McMath Papers". University of Arkansas. Retrieved January 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)