Duncan, Mississippi

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Duncan is a town in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 578 at the 2000 census.



Duncan is located at 34°2′32″N 90°44′48″W / 34.04222°N 90.74667°W / 34.04222; -90.74667 (34.042147, -90.746669)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square mile (2.4 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 578 people, 177 households, and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 620.7 people per square mile (240.0/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 199.7/sq mi (77.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 19.55% White, 77.51% African American, 2.25% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 177 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 26.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $14,286, and the median income for a family was $16,875. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $11,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,329. About 51.1% of families and 58.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 75.4% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.


Duncan is served by the North Bolivar School District.


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