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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Crystal Springs, c. 1900-1940
Crystal Springs, c. 1900-1940
Location of Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Location of Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Crystal Springs, Mississippi is located in the United States
Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Copiah
Area
 • Total 5.48 sq mi (14.20 km2)
 • Land 5.43 sq mi (14.06 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
469 ft (143 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,044
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,715
 • Density 868.64/sq mi (335.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39059
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-17060
GNIS feature ID 0669000

Crystal Springs is a city in Copiah County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 5,044 as of the 2010 census, down from 5,873 in 2000. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

U.S. Route 51 runs through the northwest part of the town, intersecting Interstate 55 at the latter's Exit 72. I-55 leads north 24 miles (39 km) to Jackson, the state capital, and 29 miles (47 km) south to Brookhaven.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.2 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14.1 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.96%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 864
1880 915 5.9%
1890 997 9.0%
1900 1,093 9.6%
1910 1,343 22.9%
1920 1,395 3.9%
1930 2,257 61.8%
1940 2,855 26.5%
1950 3,676 28.8%
1960 4,496 22.3%
1970 4,195 −6.7%
1980 4,902 16.9%
1990 5,643 15.1%
2000 5,873 4.1%
2010 5,044 −14.1%
2019 (est.) 4,715 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Crystal Springs racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,464 30.11%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,007 61.85%
Native American 1 0.02%
Asian 16 0.33%
Pacific Islander 4 0.08%
Other/Mixed 108 2.22%
Hispanic or Latino 262 5.39%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,862 people, 1,418 households, and 982 families residing in the city.

Education

Crystal Springs is served by the Copiah County School District. Copiah Academy is a local private school in the area. Copiah-Lincoln Community College is located in Wesson. Crystal Springs was the first school in Mississippi to allow black students to attend.

The Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library operates a branch in Crystal Springs.

Notable people

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