Sturgis, Mississippi

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Sturgis is a town in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 206 at the 2000 census.

Sturgis, Mississippi has hosted "Sturgis South", an all-bike motorcycle rally for the past 10 years. According to Scott Smith, former Mayor of Sturgis, in 2005 around 20,000 visitors attended that year's rally. The most recent was August 18–20, 2006 and features the music of Little Feat, Confederate Railroad, 38 Special and Charlie Daniels.

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Geography

Sturgis is located at 33°20′38″N 89°2′48″W / 33.34389°N 89.04667°W / 33.34389; -89.04667 (33.344027, -89.046618)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 206 people, 83 households, and 61 families residing in the town. The population density was 158.3 people per square mile (61.2/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 70.7/sq mi (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.69% White, 5.83% African American, 0.49% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $30,179 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,916. None of the families and 2.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.1% of those over 64.

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