Sledge, Mississippi

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Sledge, Mississippi
Main Street in Sledge
Main Street in Sledge
Location of Sledge, Mississippi
Location of Sledge, Mississippi
Sledge, Mississippi is located in the United States
Sledge, Mississippi
Sledge, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°25′59″N 90°13′12″W / 34.43306°N 90.22000°W / 34.43306; -90.22000Coordinates: 34°25′59″N 90°13′12″W / 34.43306°N 90.22000°W / 34.43306; -90.22000
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyQuitman
Area
 • Total0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
167 ft (51 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total545
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
476
 • Density915.38/sq mi (353.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
38628, 38670
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-68400
GNIS feature ID0677879

Sledge is a town located in Quitman County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 545.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930337
1940316−6.2%
195038321.2%
196044014.9%
197051617.3%
198069935.5%
1990577−17.5%
2000529−8.3%
20105453.0%
2019 (est.)476[2]−12.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 529 people, 170 households, and 133 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,011.3 people per square mile (392.8/km2). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 353.7 per square mile (137.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 23.25% White, 75.99% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Of the population, 1.13% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 170 households, out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 29.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. Of all households, 20.0% were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.55.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.6% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $30,139. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $16,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,569. 24.7% of the population and 23.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 37.5% of those under the age of 18 and 20.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

The Town of Sledge is served by the Quitman County School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Charley Pride official website. Retrieved on March 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Mark Pride biography at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Retrieved on March 4, 2019.