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Centreville, Mississippi
Town
Location of Centreville, Mississippi
Location of Centreville, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
Counties Wilkinson, Amite
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,684
 • Density 727/sq mi (280.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39631
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-12740
GNIS feature ID 0668288

Centreville is a town in Amite and Wilkinson counties, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,684 at the 2010 census. It is part of the McComb, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Bethany Presbyterian Church is a historic church in Centreville, built in 1855, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Geography

Centreville is located at 31°5′9″N 91°3′54″W / 31.08583°N 91.065°W / 31.08583; -91.065 (31.085909, -91.064922). The town is mostly within Wilkinson County with a portion in adjacent Amite County. In the 2000 census, 1,433 of the town's 1,680 residents (85.3%) lived in Wilkinson County and 247 (14.7%) in Amite County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 590
1910 865 46.6%
1920 161 −81.4%
1930 134 −16.8%
1940 1,163 767.9%
1950 2,025 74.1%
1960 1,229 −39.3%
1970 1,819 48.0%
1980 1,844 1.4%
1990 1,771 −4.0%
2000 1,680 −5.1%
2010 1,684 0.2%
Est. 2015 1,560 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,680 people, 605 households, and 413 families residing in the town. The population density was 725.5 people per square mile (279.6/km²). There were 704 housing units at an average density of 304.0 per square mile (117.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.44% African American, 32.44% White, 0.06% Native American, and 0.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 605 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 29.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,081, and the median income for a family was $18,077. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $16,364 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,446. About 38.7% of families and 40.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.1% of those under age 18 and 32.2% of those age 65 or over.


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