Mound Bayou, Mississippi

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Mound Bayou is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,102 at the 2000 census. It is notable for having been founded as an independent black community in 1887 by former slaves led by Isaiah Montgomery. By percentage, its 98.4 percent African-American majority population is one of the largest of any community in the United States. The current mayor is Kennedy V. "Kent" Johnson.

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Geography

Mound Bayou is located at 33°52′50″N 90°43′41″W / 33.88056°N 90.72806°W / 33.88056; -90.72806 (33.880632, -90.727966)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²). 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,102 people, 687 households, and 504 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,395.1 people per square mile (922.3/km²). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 823.8/sq mi (317.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 0.81% White, 98.43% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 687 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.7% were married couples living together, 43.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.66.

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