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Location of Crosby, Mississippi
Location of Crosby, Mississippi
Crosby, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Crosby, Mississippi
Crosby, Mississippi
Location in Mississippi
Crosby, Mississippi is located in the United States
Crosby, Mississippi
Crosby, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
Counties Wilkinson, Amite
 • Total 2.13 sq mi (5.51 km2)
 • Land 2.12 sq mi (5.49 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
171 ft (52 m)
 • Total 318
 • Estimate 
 • Density 130.25/sq mi (50.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-16620
GNIS feature ID 0693015

Crosby is a town in Amite and Wilkinson counties, Mississippi, United States. The population was 318 at the 2010 census. It is part of the McComb, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area.


The town of Crosby has been known by several names throughout its history. It was first called Dayton in 1800, in honor of its first merchant, David Day. In 1917, the Foster Creek Lumber Company built a large mill here, and the town was renamed Stephenson, in honor of the owner of the lumber company, Fred Stephenson. When L.O. Crosby bought the lumber mill in 1934 the town changed its name to Crosby.


Crosby straddles the boundary between Amite County on the north and east and Wilkinson County on the west. In the 2000 census, 258 of the town's 360 residents (71.7%) lived in Wilkinson County and 102 (28.3%) in Amite County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) is land and 0.47% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 1,489
1950 1,152 −22.6%
1960 705 −38.8%
1970 491 −30.4%
1980 349 −28.9%
1990 465 33.2%
2000 360 −22.6%
2010 318 −11.7%
2019 (est.) 276 −13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Crosby racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 55 22.73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 175 72.31%
Other/Mixed 10 4.13%
Hispanic or Latino 2 0.83%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 242 people, 99 households, and 59 families residing in the town.


The town of Crosby is served by two public school districts - Amite County and Wilkinson County (for the Wilkinson County portion).

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