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Dumas, Mississippi
Town
Location of Dumas, Mississippi
Location of Dumas, Mississippi
Dumas, Mississippi is located in the United States
Dumas, Mississippi
Dumas, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tippah
Area
 • Total 3.89 sq mi (10.08 km2)
 • Land 3.89 sq mi (10.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
623 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 470
 • Estimate 
(2019)
456
 • Density 117.10/sq mi (45.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38625
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-20340
GNIS feature ID 0669494

Dumas is a town in Tippah County, Mississippi. The population was 470 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Dumas is located at 34°38′4″N 88°50′52″W / 34.63444°N 88.84778°W / 34.63444; -88.84778 (34.634549, -88.847800).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 312
1990 407 30.4%
2000 452 11.1%
2010 470 4.0%
2019 (est.) 456 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 452 people, 181 households, and 133 families residing in the town. The population density was 116.0 inhabitants per square mile (44.7/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 19.0 inhabitants/km2 (49.3 inhabitants/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.67% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 1.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 181 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $40,391. Males had a median income of $30,179 versus $20,341 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,121. 14.0% of the population and 13.0% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.5% were under the age of 18 and 33.3% were 65 or older.

Locals

Donald Wildmon, the head of the American Family Association was born in Dumas 18 January 1938.


Education

The Town of Dumas is served by the South Tippah School District.

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