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Georgetown, Mississippi
Location of Georgetown, Mississippi
Location of Georgetown, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Copiah
Area
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
233 ft (71 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 286
 • Density 425/sq mi (164.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39078
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-26980
GNIS feature ID 0670358

Georgetown is a town in Copiah County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 286 at the 2010 census. With its eastern border formed by the Pearl River, it is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Georgetown is the birthplace of professional football player Dick Bass, who played for the Los Angeles Rams. He moved with his family to northern California as a youth and started playing football in high school.

Two sites near Georgetown are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Highway 28 bridge over the Pearl River, about a mile east of Georgetown, and the Alford-Little House, off Highway 27 south of town.

Geography

Georgetown is located in eastern Copiah County at 31°52′16″N 90°9′51″W / 31.87111°N 90.16417°W / 31.87111; -90.16417. Mississippi Highway 28 leads west 14 miles (23 km) to Hazlehurst, the county seat, and east 29 miles (47 km) to Magee. Mississippi Highway 27 crosses Highway 28 on the northern edge of town and leads northwest 15 miles (24 km) to Crystal Springs and south 23 miles (37 km) to Monticello.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Georgetown has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 1.23%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 317
1930 303 −4.4%
1940 415 37.0%
1950 327 −21.2%
1960 285 −12.8%
1970 339 18.9%
1980 343 1.2%
1990 332 −3.2%
2000 344 3.6%
2010 286 −16.9%
Est. 2015 283 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 344 people, 135 households, and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 513.2 people per square mile (198.2/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 226.8 per square mile (87.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.02% White, 29.94% African American, 0.87% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 135 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,781, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $28,958 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,919. About 19.3% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 31.8% of those age 65 or over.

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