Ackerman, Mississippi

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Ackerman, Mississippi
Town
Location of Ackerman, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472Coordinates: 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyChoctaw
Area
 • Total2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land2.3 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation522 ft (159 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,696
 • Density752.7/sq mi (290.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code39735
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-00300
GNIS feature ID0692374
 
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Ackerman, Mississippi
Town
Location of Ackerman, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472Coordinates: 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyChoctaw
Area
 • Total2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land2.3 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation522 ft (159 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,696
 • Density752.7/sq mi (290.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code39735
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-00300
GNIS feature ID0692374

Ackerman is a town in Choctaw County, Mississippi. The population was 1,696 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Choctaw County[1].

It is named for an early landowner.[2]

Geography and climate[edit]

Ackerman is located at 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472 (33.311400, −89.174745)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) is land and 0.44% is water.

Climate data for Ackerman, Mississippi (1981–2010 normals)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Precipitation inches (mm)4.93
(125.2)
5.04
(128)
4.82
(122.4)
4.95
(125.7)
4.61
(117.1)
4.29
(109)
3.98
(101.1)
3.74
(95)
3.41
(86.6)
4.28
(108.7)
4.65
(118.1)
5.37
(136.4)
54.07
(1,373.3)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)8.78.78.57.68.68.28.57.56.25.87.99.095.2
Source: NOAA[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,696 people, 711 households, and 430 families residing in the town. The population density was 752.7 people per square mile (291.0/km²). There were 781 housing units at an average density of 346.6 per square mile (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.97% White, 34.85% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.94% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 711 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.00.

Historical populations
CensusPop.
19501,463
19601,382−5.5%
19701,5028.7%
19801,5674.3%
19901,5730.4%
20001,6967.8%
Est. 20061,593

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,287, and the median income for a family was $30,511. Males had a median income of $30,588 versus $20,739 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,486. About 17.8% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.2% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Ackerman is served by the Choctaw County School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. p. 23. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Station Name: MS ACKERMAN". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.