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Location of Anguilla, Mississippi
Location of Anguilla, Mississippi
Anguilla, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Anguilla, Mississippi
Anguilla, Mississippi
Location in Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Sharkey
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
105 ft (32 m)
 • Total 726
 • Estimate 
 • Density 604.45/sq mi (233.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-01500
GNIS feature ID 0692402

Anguilla is a town in Sharkey County, Mississippi. The population was 726 at the 2010 census.


Anguilla is located at 32°58′26″N 90°49′47″W / 32.97389°N 90.82972°W / 32.97389; -90.82972 (32.973889, -90.829645).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.


2020 census

Anguilla Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 104 20.97%
Black or African American 381 76.81%
Asian 5 1.01%
Other/Mixed 4 0.81%
Hispanic or Latino 2 0.4%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 496 people, 254 households, and 154 families residing in the town.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 726 people, 266 households, and 191 families residing in the town. The population density was 868.8 people per square mile (336.7/km2). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 306.5 per square mile (118.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.8% African American, 21.2% White, 0.1% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.0% of the population.

There were 266 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 33.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.16.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 361
1930 467 29.4%
1940 493 5.6%
1950 601 21.9%
1960 580 −3.5%
1970 612 5.5%
1980 950 55.2%
1990 883 −7.1%
2000 907 2.7%
2010 726 −20.0%
2019 (est.) 625 −13.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,712, and the median income for a family was $21,964. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,452. About 41.0% of families and 47.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 66.6% of those under age 18 and 24.0% of those age 65 or over.

2015 description

In his 2015 travel book entitled Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads, author Paul Theroux describes the town as "desolate, a scattering of mobile homes at the edge of the road and bordering the plowed fields--decayed, rusted boxes, lying higgledy-piggedly with an air of disorder and desperation, like a refugee camp, which it was, in a way."


The town of Anguilla is served by the South Delta School District.

Notable people

  • Robert Anderson, a male singer, born in 1919.
  • Antoine Cash, a former American football linebacker, born 1982.
  • Ira Lee Harge, a retired American professional basketball player, born in 1942
  • Joyce Kennedy, a female singer, in Anguilla 1948.
  • Henry "Son" Sims, the Delta blues fiddler, who worked with Charlie Patton and Muddy Waters, was born in Anguilla in August 1890.

See also

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