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Eupora, Mississippi
Location of Eupora, Mississippi
Location of Eupora, Mississippi
Eupora, Mississippi is located in the United States
Eupora, Mississippi
Eupora, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Webster
Area
 • Total 3.68 sq mi (9.54 km2)
 • Land 3.36 sq mi (8.69 km2)
 • Water 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
Elevation
384 ft (117 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,197
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,005
 • Density 597.44/sq mi (230.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39744
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-23420
GNIS feature ID 0669823

Eupora is the largest city in Webster County, central Mississippi. The population was 2,197 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Eupora is located at 33°32′30″N 89°16′20″W / 33.54167°N 89.27222°W / 33.54167; -89.27222 (33.541604, -89.272121).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²), of which 3.3 square miles (8.4 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.8 km²) (8.94%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 432
1900 724 67.6%
1910 896 23.8%
1920 948 5.8%
1930 1,092 15.2%
1940 1,377 26.1%
1950 1,338 −2.8%
1960 1,468 9.7%
1970 1,792 22.1%
1980 2,048 14.3%
1990 2,145 4.7%
2000 2,326 8.4%
2010 2,197 −5.5%
2019 (est.) 2,005 −8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Eupora racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,072 53.12%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 833 41.28%
Native American 3 0.15%
Asian 3 0.15%
Other/Mixed 52 2.58%
Hispanic or Latino 55 2.73%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,018 people, 816 households, and 566 families residing in the city.

Education

The City of Eupora is served by the Webster County School District. There are 2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, and a career and technical center.

Notable people

  • Thomas Abernethy, former U.S. Congressman
  • Johnie Hammond, Iowa state legislator
  • Joseph Turner Patterson (D) - former Attorney General of Mississippi
  • Marckell Patterson, professional basketball player
  • Derrick Jones, professional football player.
  • Donald C. Simmons, Jr., educator, author, poet and documentary film producer.
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