Quitman, Mississippi

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Quitman is a city in Clarke County, Mississippi, USA, along the Chickasawhay River. The population was 2,463 at the 2000 census. The county seat of Clarke County[1], it is the hometown of San Antonio Spurs power forward Antonio McDyess and the birthplace of writer Wyatt Emory Cooper.

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Geography

Quitman is located at 32°2′35″N 88°43′15″W / 32.04306°N 88.72083°W / 32.04306; -88.72083 (32.043004, -88.720867)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (12.37%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,463 people, 975 households, and 674 families residing in the city. The population density was 475.9 people per square mile (183.6/km²). There were 1,097 housing units at an average density of 212.0/sq mi (81.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.26% White, 33.25% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 975 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 80.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males.

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