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Gunnison, Mississippi
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Location of Gunnison, Mississippi
Location of Gunnison, Mississippi
Gunnison, Mississippi is located in the United States
Gunnison, Mississippi
Gunnison, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
151 ft (46 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 295
 • Density 295.0/sq mi (113.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38746
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-29900
GNIS feature ID 0670805

Gunnison is a town in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 295.

The mayor is Frances L. Ward.

Geography

Gunnison is located at 33°56′33″N 90°56′46″W / 33.94250°N 90.94611°W / 33.94250; -90.94611 (33.942627, -90.946085).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.84%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 477
1910 515 8.0%
1920 485 −5.8%
1930 484 −0.2%
1940 396 −18.2%
1950 453 14.4%
1960 448 −1.1%
1970 545 21.7%
1980 708 29.9%
1990 611 −13.7%
2000 633 3.6%
2010 452 −28.6%
2020 295 −34.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Gunnison town, Mississippi – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 46 33 10.18% 11.19%
Black or African American alone (NH) 397 246 87.83% 83.39%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 4 0 0.88% 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 0.34%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 0 4 0.00% 1.36%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 5 11 2.60% 3.73%
Total 452 295 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

Education

Gunnison is served by the West Bolivar Consolidated School District (formerly the West Bolivar School District), which operates West Bolivar High School.

Notable people

Cousins Tim Barnett and Fred Barnett both played in the NFL.

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