Anguilla, Mississippi

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Anguilla is a town in Sharkey County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 907 at the 2000 census.



Anguilla is located at 32°58′26″N 90°49′47″W / 32.97389°N 90.82972°W / 32.97389; -90.82972 (32.973889, -90.829645)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 907 people, 295 households, and 213 families residing in the town. The population density was 868.8 people per square mile (336.7/km²). There were 320 housing units at an average density of 306.5/sq mi (118.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 76.96% African American, 22.05% White, 0.66% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.9% were married couples living together, 32.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.67.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,712, and the median income for a family was $21,964. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,452. About 41.0% of families and 47.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 66.6% of those under age 18 and 24.0% of those age 65 or over.


The town of Anguilla is served by the South Delta School District.


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