Mathiston, Mississippi

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Mathiston is a town in Choctaw and Webster Counties in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The population was 720 at the 2000 census.



Mathiston is located at 33°32′12″N 89°7′36″W / 33.53667°N 89.12667°W / 33.53667; -89.12667 (33.536549, -89.126529)[1]. Most of the town is in Webster County with a portion on the south side extending into Choctaw County.[2] In the 2000 census, 643 of the town's 720 residents (89.3%) lived in Webster County and 77 (10.7%) in Choctaw County.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 720 people, 294 households, and 194 families residing in the town. The population density was 289.7 people per square mile (111.6/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 130.0/sq mi (50.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.00% White, 18.33% African American, 0.69% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 294 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

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