Eden, Mississippi

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Eden is a village in Yazoo County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 126 at the 2000 census.



Eden is located at 32°59′9″N 90°19′24″W / 32.98583°N 90.32333°W / 32.98583; -90.32333 (32.985839, -90.323275)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 126 people, 47 households, and 33 families residing in the village. The population density was 260.3 people per square mile (101.4/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 121.9/sq mi (47.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 57.94% White and 42.06% African American.

There were 47 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,286, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $11,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,675. There were 30.6% of families and 35.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 44.4% of under eighteens and 11.1% of those over 64.


The Village of Eden is served by the Yazoo County School District.

Pop culture

Evan Rachel Wood's character, Melodie St. Ann Celestine, in the Woody Allen fictional film Whatever Works is from Eden, Mississippi.

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