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Main Street of Gloster, 1948
Location of Gloster, Mississippi
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|• Total||1.82 sq mi (4.72 km2)|
|• Land||1.82 sq mi (4.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||423 ft (129 m)|
|• Density||485.75/sq mi (187.56/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0693304|
Gloster is a town in central Amite County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 897 at the 2020 census.
Gloster was incorporated on March 11, 1884.
The Gloster Arboretum was established in 1965, and features a variety of plants and trees in a natural setting. The Arboretum attracts many visitors, and admission is free.
In 1990, the Gloster Southern Railroad began freight service on a short-line railroad between Gloster and Slaughter, Louisiana. Service was discontinued in 2009, and by 2013 the track had been removed.
Gloster is home to Company E, Detachment 1, of the 155th Brigade Combat Team of the Mississippi Army National Guard.
In 2012, Drax Biomass announced plans to construct a 450,000 metric ton per year wood pellet production facility in Gloster. The facility was expected to create 45 jobs, and would be called Amite BioEnergy.
Gloster is located at 31°11′49″N 91°1′9″W / 31.19694°N 91.01917°W (31.196878, -91.019272).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land.
According to the 2020 census, there were 897 people in Gloster.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||633||70.57%|
|Hispanic or Latino||16||1.78%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 897 people, 402 households, and 306 families residing in the town.
It is in the Amite County School District.
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