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Enterprise is a town in Clarke County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 474 at the 2000 census.



Enterprise is located at 32°10′25″N 88°49′19″W / 32.17361°N 88.82194°W / 32.17361; -88.82194 (32.173620, -88.821935)[1]. The Chickasawhay River is formed at Enterprise by the confluence of the Chunky River and Okatibbee Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.44% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 474 people, 202 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 209.0 people per square mile (80.6/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 106.3/sq mi (41.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.74% White, 23.84% African American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 202 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $37,375. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $21,719 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,995. About 9.2% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.

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