Sturgis, Mississippi

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Sturgis, Mississippi
Town
Location of Sturgis, Mississippi
Location of Sturgis, Mississippi
Sturgis, Mississippi is located in the US
Sturgis, Mississippi
Sturgis, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°20′38″N 89°2′48″W / 33.34389°N 89.04667°W / 33.34389; -89.04667Coordinates: 33°20′38″N 89°2′48″W / 33.34389°N 89.04667°W / 33.34389; -89.04667
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Oktibbeha
Government
 • Mayor Walter Turner
 • Police Chief Will Hutchinson
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 206
 • Density 158.3/sq mi (61.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39769
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-71320
GNIS feature ID 0694900

Sturgis is a town in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. The population was 206 at the 2000 census.

Sturgis annually hosts "THE RALLY", an all-bike motorcycle rally. According to Scott Smith, former Mayor of Sturgis, in 2005 around 20,000 visitors attended that year's rally. The most recent was August 2015.

Geography[edit]

Sturgis is located at 33°20′38″N 89°2′48″W / 33.34389°N 89.04667°W / 33.34389; -89.04667 (33.344027, -89.046618).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 321
1920 354 10.3%
1930 477 34.7%
1940 485 1.7%
1950 402 −17.1%
1960 358 −10.9%
1970 321 −10.3%
1980 269 −16.2%
1990 198 −26.4%
2000 206 4.0%
2010 254 23.3%
Est. 2015 268 [2] 5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 206 people, 83 households, and 61 families residing in the town. The population density was 158.3 people per square mile (61.2/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 70.7 per square mile (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.69% White, 5.83% African American, 0.49% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $30,179 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,916. None of the families and 2.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.1% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

The Town of Sturgis is served by the Oktibbeha County School District. In 2013, the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill requiring that all Oktibbeha County schools be merged into the Starkville School District.[5]

Sturgis South Bike Rally[edit]

For fourteen straight years, taking advantage of the built-in name recognition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, Sturgis was home to the annual Sturgis South Bike Rally, which drew crowds of as many as 20,000 people.[6] After being discontinued due to a funding conflict between rally organizers and local government from 2011-2013, the rally resumed in 2014.[7]

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. 
  5. ^ "COMMISSION RELEASES PROPOSED PLAN FOR CONSOLIDATION STRUCTURE". Starkville, MS. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Pratt, Tim; Mamrack, Kristin (15 August 2009). "Heaven on wheels: Thousands rumble through Oktibbeha County for annual festival". The Commercial Dispatch. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Rally 2014". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kirby Jackson". Databasefootball. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Oktibbeha County Blues - Starkville". Retrieved 4 December 2015. 

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