Vaiden, Mississippi

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Vaiden, Mississippi
Town
Location of Vaiden, Mississippi
Location of Vaiden, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°19′54″N 89°44′49″W / 33.33167°N 89.74694°W / 33.33167; -89.74694Coordinates: 33°19′54″N 89°44′49″W / 33.33167°N 89.74694°W / 33.33167; -89.74694
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 312 ft (95 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 734
 • Density 342/sq mi (132.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39176
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-75880
GNIS feature ID 0679166

Vaiden is a town in Carroll County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 734 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Vaiden is located in southeastern Carroll County at 33°19′54″N 89°44′49″W / 33.33167°N 89.74694°W / 33.33167; -89.74694 (33.331591, -89.747002).[2] U.S. Route 51 passes through the center of town, leading north 11 miles (18 km) to Winona and south 19 miles (31 km) to Durant. The town limits extend west to include the area around Exit 174 on Interstate 55, which leads north 31 miles (50 km) to Grenada and south 79 miles (127 km) to Jackson.

Vaiden was named after Dr. Cowles Mead Vaiden (04/21/1812 - 02/06/1880), a local Doctor, landowner and philanthropist. In the late 1850s, Dr. Vaiden gave the right of way through his land for the last span of the Central Railroad to be built, which would connect Jackson, Mississippi with Memphis, Tennessee. Around the railroad's completion in 1857, the population of the old Choctaw Indian town of Shongalo began moving one mile eastward to allow for better access to the railroad. The new town was named in honor of Dr. Vaiden, and became a regular stop on the railroad line. Vaiden was incorporated on February 10, 1860.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Vaiden has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 526
1890 533 1.3%
1900 474 −11.1%
1910 713 50.4%
1920 579 −18.8%
1930 648 11.9%
1940 601 −7.3%
1950 583 −3.0%
1960 475 −18.5%
1970 716 50.7%
1980 924 29.1%
1990 789 −14.6%
2000 840 6.5%
2010 734 −12.6%
Est. 2015 750 [3] 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Vaiden, organized 1859

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 840 people, 326 households, and 202 families residing in the town. The population density was 383.8 people per square mile (148.1/km²). There were 365 housing units at an average density of 166.8 per square mile (64.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 28.45% White, 71.07% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 326 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% were married couples living together, 26.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,000, and the median income for a family was $26,944. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $15,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,158. About 26.2% of families and 32.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 38.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town of Vaiden is served by the Carroll County School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vaiden town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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. ^ Nancy Capace (2001). Encyclopedia of Mississippi. North American Book Dist LLC. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-0-403-09603-9. 

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