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New Augusta, Mississippi
Perry County Courthouse in New Augusta
Perry County Courthouse in New Augusta
Location of New Augusta, Mississippi
Location of New Augusta, Mississippi
New Augusta, Mississippi is located in the United States
New Augusta, Mississippi
New Augusta, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Perry
Area
 • Total 5.34 sq mi (13.82 km2)
 • Land 5.14 sq mi (13.32 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)
Elevation
112 ft (34 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 644
 • Estimate 
(2019)
601
 • Density 116.84/sq mi (45.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39462
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-51040
GNIS feature ID 0694154

New Augusta is a town in Perry County, Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 644 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Perry County. New Augusta is located about two miles south of "Old" Augusta, which was the county seat until 1906.

Geography

New Augusta is located at 31°12′15″N 89°1′55″W / 31.20417°N 89.03194°W / 31.20417; -89.03194 (31.204062, -89.031957).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.2 square miles (13 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.64%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 80
1960 275
1970 511 85.8%
1980 589 15.3%
1990 668 13.4%
2000 715 7.0%
2010 644 −9.9%
2019 (est.) 601 −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

New Augusta racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 302 54.51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 222 40.07%
Native American 2 0.36%
Pacific Islander 1 0.18%
Other/Mixed 17 3.07%
Hispanic or Latino 10 1.81%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 554 people, 238 households, and 165 families residing in the town.

Education

The Town of New Augusta is served by the Perry County School District.

See also

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