Terry, Mississippi

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Terry is a town in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 664 at the 2000 census. It is located near Interstate 55, about 15 miles southwest of Jackson, Mississippi and located in Supervisors District Five of Hinds County. The town is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The area to become known as "Terry" was first settled in 1811 by settlers from Virginia. In 1867, the town of Terry was established when the railroad was built through the area. For a number of years, Terry was the home of Mississippi governor Albert G. Brown.[1]


Terry is located at 32°6′5″N 90°17′40″W / 32.10139°N 90.29444°W / 32.10139; -90.29444 (32.101443, -90.294572).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 664 people, 263 households, and 181 families residing in the town. The population density was 287.4 people per square mile (111.0/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 124.7/sq mi (48.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 48.80% White, 50.45% African American, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

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