Walnut Grove, Mississippi

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Walnut Grove is a town in Leake County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 488 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Walnut Grove is located at 32°35′45″N 89°27′32″W / 32.59583°N 89.45889°W / 32.59583; -89.45889 (32.595901, -89.458843)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

Cityscape

The community's town hall, post office, and library are not in the central part of Walnut Grove.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 488 people, 215 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density was 610.2 people per square mile (235.5/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 298.9/sq mi (115.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 57.38% White, 40.78% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Pacific Islander, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 215 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

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