Blue Springs, Mississippi

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Blue Springs is a village in Union County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 144 at the 2000 census. Located near Tupelo in northeastern Mississippi, the village is the site of Toyota's eighth North American vehicle assembly plant, slated to produce the company's Prius hybrid vehicle beginning in 2010 [1]. Groundbreaking for the facility was held on April 18, 2007. After the economy collapsed the construction of the new plant was put on hold. Construction of the plant restarted in June 2010 promising 2,000 jobs in the economically hard hit area. Due to gas prices falling The Toyota Prius will no longer be produced there, but the Toyota Corolla instead which is currently produced in Japan and Ontario.

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Geography

Blue Springs is located at 34°24′11″N 88°52′22″W / 34.402978°N 88.872890°W / 34.402978; -88.872890.[2]

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

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 144 people, 53 households, and 34 families residing in the village. The population density was 139.8 people per square mile (54.0/km²). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 54.4/sq mi (21.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.06% White, 6.25% African American and 0.69% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

There were 53 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

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