Collins, Mississippi

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Collins is a city in Covington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,761 at the 2005 census. It is the county seat of Covington County[1].

Collins was the home of Dale Houston, a rock and roll singer whose I'm Leaving It Up To You reached No. 1 in 1963. Film legend Dana Andrews was born on a farmstead just outside Collins, and actor Gerald McRaney, and NFL stars Steve McNair, Correll Buckhaulter and former NBA star Randolph Keys, were all born in Collins.



Collins is located at 31°38′32″N 89°33′34″W / 31.64222°N 89.55944°W / 31.64222; -89.55944 (31.642276, -89.559403)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.7 km²), of which, 7.6 square miles (19.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2005, there were 2,761 people, 904 households, and 611 families residing in the city. The population density was 353.4 people per square mile (136.5/km²). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 133.3/sq mi (51.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.52% White, 52.44% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

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