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Big Point, Mississippi
Location of Big Point, Mississippi
Location of Big Point, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Jackson
Area
 • Total 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Land 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 611
 • Density 208/sq mi (80.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39562
Area code(s) 228
FIPS code 28-06180
GNIS feature ID 0667134

Big Point is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 611 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Big Point is located at 30°35′13″N 88°28′55″W / 30.58694°N 88.48194°W / 30.58694; -88.48194 (30.586925, -88.481968).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 115 people, 41 households, and 38 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,059.0 people per square mile (403.7/km2). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 386.8/sq mi (147.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.13% White, and 0.87% from two or more races.

There were 41 households, out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 4.9% were non-families. 4.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 76.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,125, and the median income for a family was $30,125. Males had a median income of $22,361 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,243. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Education

Big Point is served by the Jackson County School District. It includes two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Students in Big Point attend schools in Hurley, Mississippi.

Elementary schools

  • East Central Lower Elementary School
  • East Central Upper Elementary School

Middle school

  • East Central Middle School

High school

  • East Central High School
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