Pickens, Mississippi

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Pickens is a town in Holmes County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,325 at the 2000 census.



Pickens is located at 32°53′12″N 89°58′12″W / 32.88667°N 89.97°W / 32.88667; -89.97 (32.886672, -89.970092)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (4.62%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,325 people, 452 households, and 333 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,062.3 people per square mile (409.3/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 397.7/sq mi (153.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 11.92% White, 87.70% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 452 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 33.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,330, and the median income for a family was $20,956. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,574 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,812. About 36.1% of families and 40.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.4% of those under age 18 and 41.9% of those age 65 or over.


The town of Pickens is served by the Holmes County School District.

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