Shaw, Mississippi

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Shaw is a city in Bolivar and Sunflower Counties in the U.S. state of Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region. The named derived from an old Indian tribe northeast of this region. The population was 2,312 at the 2000 census.



Shaw is located at 33°36′6″N 90°46′15″W / 33.60167°N 90.77083°W / 33.60167; -90.77083 (33.601549, -90.770720)[1]. The city is almost entirely in Bolivar County. A small portion extends east into adjacent Sunflower County.[2] In the 2000 census, all of the city's 2,313 residents lived in Bolivar County. Although no residents lived in the Sunflower County portion in 2000, that figure had risen to 1 by 2006.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,312 people, 753 households, and 573 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,082.8 people per square mile (804.2/km²). There were 785 housing units at an average density of 707.2/sq mi (273.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 7.31% White, 92.08% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

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