Chunky, Mississippi

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Chunky is a town in Newton County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 344 at the 2000 census.



Chunky is located at 32°19′38″N 88°55′47″W / 32.32722°N 88.92972°W / 32.32722; -88.92972 (32.327201, -88.929717)[1], along the Chunky River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square mile (2.1 km²), all land.

Chunky is located 10 miles (16 km) west of Meridian. U.S. 80 passes through the town.


The name "chunky" is from the Mississippian civilization in Cahokia.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 344 people, 120 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 412.9 people per square mile (160.0/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 163.2/sq mi (63.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.79% White, 1.74% African American, 9.30% from Choctaw races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.76% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.28.

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