Falcon, Mississippi

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Falcon is a town in Quitman County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 317 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Falcon is located at 34°23′36″N 90°15′21″W / 34.39333°N 90.25583°W / 34.39333; -90.25583 (34.393365, -90.255811)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 317 people, 96 households, and 71 families residing in the town. The population density was 808.0 people per square mile (313.8/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 252.3/sq mi (98.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 0.32% White and 99.68% African American.

There were 96 households out of which 49.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 18.8% were married couples living together, 46.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 42.6% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 9.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 70.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 58.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,694, and the median income for a family was $18,333. Males had a median income of $20,250 versus $14,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,053. About 39.5% of families and 39.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.2% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Falcon is served by the Quitman County School District.

References

Marks

Crenshaw‡ | Crowder‡ | Falcon | Lambert | Sledge

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