Slate Springs, Mississippi

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Slate Springs is a village in Calhoun County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 121 at the 2000 census.



Slate Springs is located at 33°44′32″N 89°22′22″W / 33.74222°N 89.37278°W / 33.74222; -89.37278 (33.742185, -89.372766)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 121 people, 49 households, and 34 families residing in the village. The population density was 84.0 people per square mile (32.4/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 43.8/sq mi (16.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.69% White, 0.83% African American, 0.83% Native American, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 49 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,322. There were 26.3% of families and 27.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.2% of under eighteens and 58.3% of those over 64.

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