Tremont, Mississippi

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Tremont is a small town in Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States. It was founded in 1852. The population was 390 at the 2000 census. It was the birthplace of country music singer Tammy Wynette.

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Geography

Tremont is located at 34°13′53″N 88°14′50″W / 34.23139°N 88.24722°W / 34.23139; -88.24722 (34.231492, -88.247352)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.8 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 390 people, 153 households, and 111 families residing in the town. The population density was 78.9 people per square mile (30.4/km²). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 36.0/sq mi (13.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.15% White, 1.54% African American, 0.26% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 153 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,143, and the median income for a family was $35,341. Males had a median income of $31,042 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,348. About 14.3% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

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