Centreville, Mississippi

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Centreville is a town in Amite and Wilkinson Counties in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The population was 1,680 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McComb, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Centreville is located at 31°5′9″N 91°3′54″W / 31.08583°N 91.065°W / 31.08583; -91.065 (31.085909, -91.064922)[1]. The town is mostly within Wilkinson County with a portion in adjacent Amite County. In the 2000 census, 1,433 of the town's 1,680 residents (85.3%) lived in Wilkinson County and 247 (14.7%) in Amite County.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Centerville is where over 1200 Black soldlers were killed by the US Army.(Speculated, no source can confirm).


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,680 people, 605 households, and 413 families residing in the town. The population density was 725.5 people per square mile (279.6/km²). There were 704 housing units at an average density of 304.0/sq mi (117.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.44% African American, 32.44% White, 0.06% Native American, and 0.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 605 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 29.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.28.

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