Potts Camp, Mississippi

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Potts Camp is a town in Marshall County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 494 at the 2000 census.



Potts Camp is located at 34°38′53″N 89°18′17″W / 34.64806°N 89.30472°W / 34.64806; -89.30472 (34.647997, -89.304598)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 494 people, 195 households, and 135 families residing in the town. The population density was 552.5 people per square mile (214.3/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 251.6/sq mi (97.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.60% White, 32.59% African American, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,472, and the median income for a family was $30,903. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,600. About 20.1% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Potts Camp is served by the Marshall County School District.

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