Tchula, Mississippi

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Tchula, Mississippi
Town
Location of Tchula, Mississippi
Location of Tchula, Mississippi
Tchula, Mississippi is located in the US
Tchula, Mississippi
Tchula, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°10′51″N 90°13′21″W / 33.18083°N 90.22250°W / 33.18083; -90.22250Coordinates: 33°10′51″N 90°13′21″W / 33.18083°N 90.22250°W / 33.18083; -90.22250
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Holmes
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 112 ft (34 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,332
 • Density 1,683.6/sq mi (650.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39169
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-72440
GNIS feature ID 0678607

Tchula is a town in Holmes County, Mississippi. The population was 2,332 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (2.11%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 90
1900 398
1910 478 20.1%
1920 550 15.1%
1930 907 64.9%
1940 861 −5.1%
1950 927 7.7%
1960 882 −4.9%
1970 1,729 96.0%
1980 1,931 11.7%
1990 2,186 13.2%
2000 2,332 6.7%
2010 2,096 −10.1%
Est. 2015 2,006 [1] −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,332 people, 724 households, and 524 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,683.6 people per square mile (647.8/km²). There were 772 housing units at an average density of 557.4 per square mile (214.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 3.43% White, 95.93% African American, 0.09% Native American, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 724 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.4% were married couples living together, 45.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.92.

In the town, the population was spread out with 37.9% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $11,571, and the median income for a family was $14,773. Males had a median income of $22,250 versus $16,310 for females. The per capita income for the town was $6,373. About 49.4% of families and 54.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 66.6% of those under age 18 and 55.8% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010, Tchula had the fifth-lowest median household income of all places in the United States with a population over 1,000.[4]

Education[edit]

The town of Tchula is served by the Holmes County School District. The schools are S.V. Marshall High and Elementary and Milston Middle.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Census". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Pettus, Emily Wagster. "Epps’ star falls in Miss. after federal indictment" (Archive). Washington Times. November 8, 2014. Retrieved on February 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Hartman Turnbow – Mississippi Civil Rights Project". mscivilrightsproject.org. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 

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