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Glen, Mississippi
Town
Glen Town Hall in November 2013.
Glen Town Hall in November 2013.
Location of Glen, Mississippi
Location of Glen, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Alcorn
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 412
 • Density 88/sq mi (34.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38846
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-27540

Glen is a town in Alcorn County, Mississippi. The population was 412 at the 2010 census.

History

The town of Glen, located 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Corinth, owes its beginning to the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. Glen was originally called "Glendale" and is marked as such on old railroad maps.

Geography

Glen is located at 34°51′36″N 88°25′7″W / 34.86°N 88.41861°W / 34.86; -88.41861 (34.859967, -88.418633).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.7 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.21% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 286
2010 412 44.1%
Est. 2015 411 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 286 people, 121 households, and 87 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.1 people per square mile (23.6/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 28.4 per square mile (11.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.65% White, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 115.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,964, and the median income for a family was $27,813. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,541. About 7.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.2% of those sixty five or over.

Places of interest

  • Corinth City Water Treatment Plant
  • Kingsford Charcoal Plant

Transportation

Highways

  • U.S. Route 72
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