Doddsville, Mississippi

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Doddsville is a town in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 108 at the 2000 census.

Doddsville was the hometown of longtime United States Senator James Eastland (1943-79).



Doddsville is located at 33°39′27″N 90°31′27″W / 33.6575°N 90.52417°W / 33.6575; -90.52417 (33.657509, -90.524204)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 108 people, 38 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 141.0 people per square mile (54.2/km²). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 52.2/sq mi (20.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.59% African American and 32.41% White.

There were 38 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,000, and the median income for a family was $25,250. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $6,359. There were 10.5% of families and 30.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 38.5% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


The Town of Doddsville is served by the Sunflower County School District.


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