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Location of Boyle, Mississippi
|• Total||1.48 sq mi (3.82 km2)|
|• Land||1.48 sq mi (3.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||141 ft (43 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||398.10/sq mi (153.74/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0667501|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 4.87%, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American||242||45.49%|
|Hispanic or Latino||21||3.95%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 532 people, 329 households, and 213 families residing in the town.
The Mississippi Blues Commission placed a historic marker at the Peavine Railroad site intersection with Highway 446 in Boyle, designating it as a site on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker commemorates the original lyrics of famed blues artist Charlie Patton's "Peavine Blues", which describes the railway branch of the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad which ran south from Dockery Plantation to Boyle. A common theme of blues songs was riding on the railroad, which was a metaphor for travel and escape.
Boyle is served by the Cleveland School District. There is one school in Boyle, B.L. Bell Academy for Math, Science and Health Education. Secondary students attend Cleveland Central Middle School and Cleveland Central High School.
- Stanley F. Gaines, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1916 to 1920
- Jim Pittman, former head football coach for Tulane University and Texas Christian University
- Tommy Taylor, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 2012 to 2016
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