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Bruce, Mississippi
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Location of Bruce, Mississippi
Location of Bruce, Mississippi
Bruce, Mississippi is located in the United States
Bruce, Mississippi
Bruce, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Calhoun
 • Total 2.44 sq mi (6.31 km2)
 • Land 2.44 sq mi (6.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
276 ft (84 m)
 • Total 1,939
 • Estimate 
 • Density 746.31/sq mi (288.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-09180
GNIS feature ID 0667656

Bruce is a town situated along the Skuna River in Calhoun County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,939.


The town was named for E. L. Bruce, founder of the E. L. Bruce Company, a sawmill operation. The sawmill industry is still vital in the town, with Weyerhaeuser operating a mill; Bruce is also home to other independently owned mills.


Bruce is located in north-central Calhoun County. Mississippi Highway 9 runs through the center of town, leading south 4 miles (6 km) to Pittsboro, the county seat, 10 miles (16 km) south to Calhoun City, and northeast 31 miles (50 km) to Pontotoc. Mississippi Highway 32 crosses Highway 9 in the center of Bruce and leads east 21 miles (34 km) to New Houlka and northwest 26 miles (42 km) to Water Valley.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Bruce has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2), all land. The Skuna River, a tributary of the Yalobusha River and then the Yazoo River, passes south of the town.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 946
1940 1,385 46.4%
1950 1,719 24.1%
1960 1,698 −1.2%
1970 2,033 19.7%
1980 2,208 8.6%
1990 2,127 −3.7%
2000 2,097 −1.4%
2010 1,939 −7.5%
2019 (est.) 1,818 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
Bruce MS from airplane
Aerial view of Bruce

2020 census

Bruce Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 870 50.97%
Black or African American 716 41.94%
Native American 5 0.29%
Asian 1 0.06%
Other/Mixed 56 3.28%
Hispanic or Latino 59 3.46%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 1,707 people, 714 households, and 335 families residing in the town.


The town of Bruce is served by the Calhoun County School District. There are three public schools in the district: Bruce, Calhoun City, and Vardaman. Bruce is a Level 5 High School, which is the highest academic ranking in Mississippi. Calhoun City is slightly smaller than Bruce High School. Bruce and Calhoun City High are both District 2A schools, and Vardaman High is a District 1A school.

The Bruce Trojan High School baseball team were 2A State Champions in 2012, the Bruce Lady Trojan High basketball team were 2A State Champions in 1998 and 2002, and the Bruce Trojan High School football team were 2A State Champions in 1996.

Notable people

  • Charles Beckett, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
  • Ron Lundy, former WABC-AM and WCBS-FM disc jockey
  • Armegis Spearman, former National Football League player and former Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) linebacker
  • Larry Stewart, philanthropistthe original Secret Santa
  • Frederick Thomas, former National Football League player
  • Leo Welch, blues musician

See also

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