is a town located in Yalobusha County, Mississippi
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 586.
Geography\nOakland is located at 34°3'21" North, 89°54'52" West (34.055943, -89.914558)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 3.7 km²
). 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 586 people, 222 households, and 132 families residing in the town. The population density
is 158.2/km² (409.3/mi²). There are 238 housing units at an average density of 64.3/km² (166.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 23.72% White, 75.94% African American
, 0.17% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 222 households out of which 28.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.4% are married couples living together, 24.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% are non-families. 36.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.57.
In the town the population is spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $17,431, and the median income for a family is $19,286. Males have a median income of $27,222 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the town is $7,898. 53.7% of the population and 49.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 66.5% are under the age of 18 and 58.1% are 65 or older.