Shuqualak, Mississippi

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Shuqualak is a town in Noxubee County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 562 at the 2000 census.



Shuqualak is located at 32°58′49″N 88°34′8″W / 32.98028°N 88.56889°W / 32.98028; -88.56889 (32.980401, -88.568818)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Shuqualak is located on U.S. Highway 45, about midway between Columbus and Meridian.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 562 people, 214 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 493.0 people per square mile (190.3/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 218.4/sq mi (84.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 29.72% White, 69.57% African American, and 0.71% from two or more races.

There were 214 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 28.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $26,607. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,596 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,051. About 30.7% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Shuqualak is served by the Noxubee County School District.



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