Lula, Mississippi

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Lula is a town in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 370 at the 2000 census.

Lula was the birthplace of Dr. Ransom Myers (1952–2007), a renowned Canadian-based marine biologist/conservationist who published a seminal study on overfishing revealing the dramatic loss of nearly 90% of the oceans' predatory species.

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Geography

Lula is located at 34°27′13″N 90°28′41″W / 34.45361°N 90.47806°W / 34.45361; -90.47806 (34.453499, -90.478075)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 370 people, 134 households, and 84 families residing in the town. The population density was 888.3 people per square mile (340.1/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 340.9/sq mi (130.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.30% African American, 19.73% White, 1.89% Asian, and 1.08% from two or more races.

There were 134 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $33,295. Males had a median income of $26,944 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,008. About 35.6% of families and 39.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.1% of those under age 18 and 39.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Lula is served by the Coahoma County School District.

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