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Carrollton, Mississippi
Location of Carrollton, Mississippi
Location of Carrollton, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Carroll
 • Total 0.81 sq mi (2.11 km2)
 • Land 0.81 sq mi (2.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
289 ft (88 m)
 • Total 190
 • Estimate 
 • Density 216.48/sq mi (83.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-11580
GNIS feature ID 0668097

Carrollton is a town in and the second county seat of Carroll County, Mississippi, United States, which is within the Mississippi Delta. The population was 190 at the 2010 census, down from 408 in 2000. Centrally located in the county, the town is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area. The first county seat, Vaiden, Mississippi, was founded in the eastern part of the county during its early settlement.


Carrollton is located in central Carroll County on the south side of Big Sand Creek, a tributary of the Yalobusha River. According to the United States Census Bureau, Carrollton has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.

The town borders North Carrollton, which is located directly to the north across the creek. Mississippi Highways 17 and 35 pass through the center of Carrollton, leading north into North Carrollton. Many residents of Carrollton and North Carrollton consider the towns a single entity, simply referred to as Carrollton.

Highway 35 continues north 21 miles (34 km) to Holcomb; in the other direction, it leads southeast 18 miles (29 km) to Vaiden, the other county seat. Highway 17 leads south 30 miles (48 km) to Lexington. U.S. Route 82, a four-lane divided highway, passes through the southern part of Carrollton, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to Winona and west 18 miles (29 km) to Greenwood.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 718
1870 377 −47.5%
1880 394 4.5%
1890 488 23.9%
1900 540 10.7%
1910 608 12.6%
1920 510 −16.1%
1930 523 2.5%
1940 575 9.9%
1950 475 −17.4%
1960 343 −27.8%
1970 295 −14.0%
1980 338 14.6%
1990 221 −34.6%
2000 408 84.6%
2010 190 −53.4%
2019 (est.) 176 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
Unveiling of Confederate monument in Carrollton, Mississippi - 1905
Unveiling of Confederate monument in Carrollton, 1905

2020 census

Carrollton racial composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 293 69.27%
Black or African American (NH) 108 25.53%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 1 0.24%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 6 1.42%
Hispanic or Latino 15 3.55%
Total 423

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.

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 423 people, 73 households, and 43 families residing in the town.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Carrollton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


The town of Carrollton is served by the Carroll County School District. Its schools are Marshall Elementary School and J. Z. George High School in North Carrollton.

It is also served by Carroll Academy, a private school in Carrollton.

Notable people

See also

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