Seminary, Mississippi

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Seminary is a town in Covington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 335 at the 2000 census.

Seminary was the birthplace of rock and roll and Country singer Dale Houston (1940-2007), who rocketed to stardom in 1963 with a No. 1 hit song, "I'm Leaving It Up To You".[citation needed]



Seminary is located at 31°33′44″N 89°29′49″W / 31.562322°N 89.496885°W / 31.562322; -89.496885.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 1.04% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 335 people, 141 households, and 97 families residing in the town. The population density was 352.9 people per square mile (136.2/km²). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 158.0/sq mi (61.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.31% White, 1.19% African American, 0.90% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 141 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 73.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,857. About 3.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

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