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Merigold, Mississippi
Town
Location of Merigold, Mississippi
Location of Merigold, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 144 ft (44 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 439
 • Density 453/sq mi (175.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38759
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-46720
GNIS feature ID 0673494

Merigold (sometimes misspelled as Marigold or Merrigold) is a town in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 439 at the 2010 census, down from 664 in 2000.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 241
1920 606 151.5%
1930 804 32.7%
1940 704 −12.4%
1950 682 −3.1%
1960 602 −11.7%
1970 772 28.2%
1980 574 −25.6%
1990 572 −0.3%
2000 664 16.1%
2010 439 −33.9%
Est. 2015 418 −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 664 people, 268 households, and 191 families residing in the town. The population density was 686.1 people per square mile (264.3/km²). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 289.3 per square mile (111.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.62% White, 56.93% African American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 268 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 23.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,185. About 21.4% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

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