Anguilla, Mississippi

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Anguilla
Location of Anguilla, Mississippi
Location of Anguilla, Mississippi
Anguilla is located in Mississippi
Anguilla
Anguilla
Location in MS
Coordinates: 32°58′26″N 90°49′47″W / 32.97389°N 90.82972°W / 32.97389; -90.82972Coordinates: 32°58′26″N 90°49′47″W / 32.97389°N 90.82972°W / 32.97389; -90.82972
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountySharkey
Area
 • Total1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Land1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
105 ft (32 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total496
 • Density479.69/sq mi (185.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38721
Area code662
FIPS code28-01500
GNIS feature ID0692402

Anguilla is a town in Sharkey County, Mississippi. The population was 726 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Anguilla is located at 32°58′26″N 90°49′47″W / 32.97389°N 90.82972°W / 32.97389; -90.82972 (32.973889, -90.829645).[2]

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

Demographics[edit]

2020 census[edit]

Anguilla Racial Composition[3]
Race Num. Perc.
White 104 20.97%
Black or African American 381 76.81%
Asian 5 1.01%
Other/Mixed 4 0.81%
Hispanic or Latino 2 0.4%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 496 people, 254 households, and 154 families residing in the town.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 726 people, 266 households, and 191 families residing in the town. The population density was 868.8 people per square mile (336.7/km2). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 306.5 per square mile (118.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.8% African American, 21.2% White, 0.1% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.0% of the population.

There were 266 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 33.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.16.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920361
193046729.4%
19404935.6%
195060121.9%
1960580−3.5%
19706125.5%
198095055.2%
1990883−7.1%
20009072.7%
2010726−20.0%
2020496−31.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,712, and the median income for a family was $21,964. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,452. About 41.0% of families and 47.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 66.6% of those under age 18 and 24.0% of those age 65 or over.


Education[edit]

The town of Anguilla is served by the South Delta School District.

Notable people[edit]

2015 description[edit]

In his 2015 travel book entitled Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads, author Paul Theroux describes the town as "desolate, a scattering of mobile homes at the edge of the road and bordering the plowed fields--decayed, rusted boxes, lying higgledy-piggedly with an air of disorder and desperation, like a refugee camp, which it was, in a way."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Henry "Son" Sims". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  7. ^ Theroux, Paul (2015). Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads. London, UK: Hamish Hamilton. p. 117. ISBN 9780241146729.