Maben, Mississippi

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Maben is a town in Oktibbeha and Webster Counties in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The population was 803 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Maben is located at 33°33′24″N 89°05′01″W / 33.556772°N 89.083647°W / 33.556772; -89.083647 (33.556772, -89.083647).[1] Most of the town is in Oktibbeha County, with a portion on the west side in adjacent Webster County[2] In the 2000 census, 542 of the town's 803 residents (67.5%) lived in Oktibbeha County and 261 (32.5%) in Webster County.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 803 people, 306 households, and 211 families residing in the town. The population density was 412.4 people per square mile (159.0/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 168.4/sq mi (64.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 41.22% White, 57.91% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 306 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.4% were married couples living together, 35.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 70.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.0 males.

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