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Liberty, Mississippi
—  Town  —
Amite County Courthouse in Liberty
Location of Liberty, Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°9′39″N 90°48′14″W / 31.16083°N 90.80389°W / 31.16083; -90.80389
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Amite
Area
 - Total 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 - Land 2.1 sq mi (5.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 633
 - Density 307.6/sq mi (118.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39645
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-40640
GNIS feature ID 0672435

Liberty is a town in Amite County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the McComb, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 633 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Amite County[1].

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Geography

Liberty is located at 31°9′39″N 90°48′14″W / 31.16083°N 90.80389°W / 31.16083; -90.80389 (31.16012, -90.804002)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²) of it is land and 0.48% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 633 people, 263 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The population density was 307.6 people per square mile (118.6/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 150.1/sq mi (57.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.25% White, 24.17% African American, 1.11% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,882, and the median income for a family was $35,179. Males had a median income of $38,000 versus $16,944 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,062. About 19.5% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Liberty is served by the Amite County School District.

Notable people

External links

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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