Booneville, Mississippi

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Booneville is a city in Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 8,625 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Prentiss County[1].

Booneville is home to Northeast Mississippi Community College, which has an annual enrollment in excess of 6,000 students. The community college serves five counties: Prentiss, Tippah, Alcorn, Union, and Tishomingo. Booneville is also the birthplace of Congressman Travis W. Childers.



Booneville is located at 34°39′40″N 88°33′41″W / 34.66111°N 88.56139°W / 34.66111; -88.56139 (34.661115, -88.561426)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.7 square miles (66.6 km²), of which 25.7 square miles (66.5 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) (0.16%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,625 people, 3,302 households, and 2,205 families residing in the city. The population density was 335.8 people per square mile (129.6/km²). There were 3,625 housing units at an average density of 141.1/sq mi (54.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.88% White, 18.49% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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