Oakland, Mississippi

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Oakland is a town in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 586 at the time of the 2000 census.

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Geography

Oakland is located at 34°3′21″N 89°54′52″W / 34.05583°N 89.91444°W / 34.05583; -89.91444 (34.055943, -89.914558)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 586 people, 222 households, and 132 families residing in the town. The population density was 409.3 people per square mile (158.2/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 166.2/sq mi (64.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 23.72% White, 75.94% African American, 0.17% Native American, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 222 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.4% were married couples living together, 24.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,431, and the median income for a family was $19,286. Males had a median income of $27,222 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,898. About 49.2% of families and 53.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 66.5% of those under age 18 and 58.1% of those age 65 or over.

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