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Walnut Grove, Mississippi

Walnut Grove is a town located in Leake County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 488.


\nWalnut Grove is located at 32°35'45" North, 89°27'32" West (32.595901, -89.458843)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²). 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 488 people, 215 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density is 235.5/km² (610.2/mi²). There are 239 housing units at an average density of 115.3/km² (298.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 57.38% White, 40.78% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 215 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% are married couples living together, 20.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% are non-families. 36.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 3.00. In the town the population is spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.3 males. The median income for a household in the town is $21,719, and the median income for a family is $27,981. Males have a median income of $21,667 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,851. 29.8% of the population and 25.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 47.1% are under the age of 18 and 15.1% are 65 or older.