McLain, Mississippi

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McLain is a town in Greene County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 603 at the 2000 census.



McLain is located at 31°6′18″N 88°49′26″W / 31.105°N 88.82389°W / 31.105; -88.82389 (31.104985, -88.823788)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (8.9 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.45%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 603 people, 228 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 177.7 people per square mile (68.7/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 81.6/sq mi (31.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.68% White, 35.66% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 228 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.1% 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 2.64 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,000, and the median income for a family was $27,981. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,272. About 26.4% of families and 31.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.2% of those under age 18 and 28.6% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of McLain is served by the Greene County School District. The Town of McLain is Also served by the Mclain Attendance Center.

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