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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
City
Crystal Springs, c. 1900-1940
Crystal Springs, c. 1900-1940
Location of Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Location of Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Copiah
Area
 • Total 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 • Land 5.4 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,044
 • Density 929/sq mi (358.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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%
Est. 2015 4,939 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,873 people, 2,118 households, and 1,503 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,090.7 people per square mile (421.5/km²). There were 2,326 housing units at an average density of 432.0 per square mile (166.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.99% Caucasian, 55.76% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 2,118 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,846, and the median income for a family was $29,313. Males had a median income of $29,086 versus $18,969 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,111. About 26.5% of families and 31.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.2% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over.


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