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Arkabutla, Mississippi
Arkabutla, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Arkabutla, Mississippi
Arkabutla, Mississippi
Location in Mississippi
Arkabutla, Mississippi is located in the United States
Arkabutla, Mississippi
Arkabutla, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tate
190 ft (60 m)
 • Total 285
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 692212

Arkabutla (correctly pronounced as "Arkabutla") is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Tate County, Mississippi, United States. Arkabutla is located approximately 9 miles (14 km) west of Coldwater and approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of Strayhorn. It also lies approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the dam at Arkabutla Lake. Although an unincorporated community, it has a post office and a zip code of 38602.

The community derives its name from Arkabutla Creek.

Per the 2020 Census, the population was 285.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 285
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Arkabutla CDP, Mississippi - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020 % 2020
White alone (NH) 237 83.16%
Black or African American alone (NH) 27 9.47%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 2 0.70%
Asian alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 1 0.35%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 13 4.56%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 5 1.75%
Total 285 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

Notable person

James Earl Jones, actor, was born in Arkabutla in 1931. Jones lived there for five years before joining his maternal grandparents in Jackson, Michigan, where they had migrated.

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