Sidon, Mississippi

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Sidon is a town in Leflore County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 672 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Sidon is located at 33°24′29″N 90°12′32″W / 33.40806°N 90.20889°W / 33.40806; -90.20889 (33.408096, -90.208813)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square mile (0.3 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 672 people, 215 households, and 158 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,394.7 people per square mile (2,162.2/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 1,766.1/sq mi (707.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 14.88% White, 83.33% African American, 0.89% Asian, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 215 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% were married couples living together, 35.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 41.4% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 11.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,435, and the median income for a family was $14,286. Males had a median income of $28,625 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $6,629. About 48.1% of families and 56.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 75.3% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Sidon is served by the Leflore County School District.

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