Birdsong, Arkansas

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Birdsong is a town in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 40 at the 2000 census. It is one of two towns in America with a 100% African American population. The other is McMullen, Alabama.


Birdsong is located at 35°27′33″N 90°15′38″W / 35.45917°N 90.26056°W / 35.45917; -90.26056 (35.459101, -90.260597)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 40 people, 20 households, and 8 families residing in the town. The population density was 140.4/km² (365.4/mi²). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 94.8/km² (246.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% Black or African American.

There were 20 households out of which 10.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 15.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.0% were non-families. 60.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $6,806, and the median income for a family was $7,083. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,363. There were 57.1% of families and 56.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.


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