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Encyclopedia > Booneville, Mississippi

Booneville is a city located in Prentiss County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,625. It is the county seat of Prentiss County6.


Booneville is located at 34°39'40" North, 88°33'41" West (34.661115, -88.561426)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 66.6 km˛ (25.7 mi˛). 66.5 km˛ (25.7 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.16% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,625 people, 3,302 households, and 2,205 families residing in the city. The population density is 129.6/km˛ (335.8/mi˛). There are 3,625 housing units at an average density of 54.5/km˛ (141.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 79.88% White, 18.49% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,302 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% are married couples living together, 14.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 16.6% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,361, and the median income for a family is $38,918. Males have a median income of $29,667 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,128. 15.2% of the population and 11.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.2% of those under the age of 18 and 17.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=34.661115&longitude=-88.561426&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.661115&lon=-88.561426&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-88.561426&lat=34.661115&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Booneville Historic District (507 words)
The Small Town Center was approached by Booneville, Mississippi with a request for the Center to study the entire town of Booneville and make recommendations for improvements.
The Downtown Booneville Historic District, as it is now referred to, is composed of forty-eight primarily commercial and government buildings, that encompass the Main Street of the downtown area.
The Downtown Booneville Historic District national registration document was submitted to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History board in September, 1998, and was approved as a National Historic District.
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