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Calhoun City, Mississippi
Location of Calhoun City, Mississippi
|• Total||2.37 sq mi (6.15 km2)|
|• Land||2.36 sq mi (6.11 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||282 ft (86 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||707.68/sq mi (273.22/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0667920|
Calhoun City is located in south-central Calhoun County at Derma. Mississippi Highway 9 runs through the center of the town, leading north 6 miles (10 km) to Pittsboro, the county seat, and 10 miles (16 km) north to Bruce. Mississippi Highway 8 leads east from the center of town 8 miles (13 km) to Vardaman and 18 miles (29 km) to Houston. The two highways head south from the town together, Highway 9 leading 9 miles (14 km) south to Slate Springs and Highway 8 leading 31 miles (50 km) south then west to Grenada.(33.856865, -89.313342). It is bordered on the east by the town of
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.37 square miles (6.15 km2), of which 2.36 square miles (6.11 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.69%, is water. The Yalobusha River, a tributary of the Yazoo River, passes a mile south of the center of town.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American||630||41.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino||40||2.61%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 1,533 people, 709 households, and 436 families residing in the town.
Calhoun City is served by the Calhoun County School District. Calhoun City High School's athletic teams are known as the Wildcats.
- Ace Cannon, saxophone player and Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee
- Billy Cowan, former Major League Baseball player
- G. J. Higginbotham, former member of the Alabama House of Representatives and the Alabama State Senate
- M. D. Jennings, defensive back for the Green Bay Packers
- Vester Newcomb, former National Football League player and head football coach of University of Tennessee at Martin from 1978 to 1979
- Dave Parker, former Major League Baseball player
- Scott Suber, former Mississippi State first-team All-American
- Cornelius Wortham, former National Football League and Alabama Crimson Tide player
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