Georgetown, Mississippi

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Georgetown is a town in Copiah County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 344 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Georgetown is located at 31°52′16″N 90°9′51″W / 31.87111°N 90.16417°W / 31.87111; -90.16417 (31.871058, -90.164186)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 1.47% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 344 people, 135 households, and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 513.2 people per square mile (198.2/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 226.8/sq mi (87.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.02% White, 29.94% African American, 0.87% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 135 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% 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 3.27.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,781, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $28,958 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,919. About 19.3% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 31.8% of those age 65 or over.

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