Drew, Mississippi

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Drew is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,434 at the 2000 census. Drew, a rural community, is in the vicinity of several plantations and the Mississippi State Penitentiary, a Mississippi Department of Corrections prison for men.[1]



Drew is located at 33°48′36″N 90°31′50″W / 33.81°N 90.53056°W / 33.81; -90.53056 (33.809923, -90.530530)[2]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.

Drew is 8 miles (13 km) south of the Mississippi State Penitentiary.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,434 people, 811 households, and 606 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,172.6 people per square mile (839.1/km²). There were 922 housing units at an average density of 823.0/sq mi (317.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 25.27% White, 73.58% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 811 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 35.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.51.

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