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Duncan, Mississippi
Duncan Town Hall
Duncan Town Hall
Location of Duncan, Mississippi
Location of Duncan, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
154 ft (47 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 423
 • Density 462/sq mi (178.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38740
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-20380
GNIS feature ID 0669500

Duncan is a town in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 423 at the 2010 census, down from 578 in 2000.

History

Duncan is named for an early "leading citizen".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 172
1910 284 65.1%
1920 322 13.4%
1930 337 4.7%
1940 419 24.3%
1950 436 4.1%
1960 465 6.7%
1970 599 28.8%
1980 501 −16.4%
1990 416 −17.0%
2000 578 38.9%
2010 423 −26.8%
Est. 2015 408 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 578 people, 177 households, and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 620.7 people per square mile (240.0/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 199.7 per square mile (77.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 19.55% White, 77.51% African American, 2.25% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 177 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 26.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the town, the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $14,286, and the median income for a family was $16,875. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $11,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,329. About 51.1% of families and 58.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 75.4% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.

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