Leakesville, Mississippi

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Leakesville is a town located along the Chickasawhay River in Greene County, Mississippi, United States located around the junction of route 57 and route 63.[1] As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,026. It is the county seat of Greene County[2].

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Geography

Leakesville is located at 31°9′14″N 88°33′21″W / 31.15389°N 88.55583°W / 31.15389; -88.55583 (31.153957, -88.555921)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.63% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,026 people, 390 households, and 262 families residing in the town. The population density was 647.9 people per square mile (250.7/km²). There were 463 housing units at an average density of 292.4/sq mi (113.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.92% White, 19.40% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.49% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 390 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92.

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