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Encyclopedia > Collins, Mississippi

Collins is a city in Covington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,761 at the 2005 census. It is the county seat of Covington CountyGR6. Covington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Covington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ...


Collins was the home of Dale Houston, a rock and roll singer whose I'm Leaving It Up To You reached No. 1 in 1963. He died in a Hattiesburg hospital on September 27, 2007, at the age of sixty-seven. Dale Houston (April 23, 1940 – September 27, 2007), along with his singing partner, Grace Broussard, rocketed to the top of the Billboard chart with two rock and roll hits -- gold records with more than 1 million copies sold -- Im Leaving It Up to You (No. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

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Geography

Collins is located at 31°38′32″N, 89°33′34″W (31.642276, -89.559403)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.7 km² (7.6 mi²). 19.7 km² (7.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.39%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2005, there were 2,761 people, 904 households, and 611 families residing in the city. The population density was 136.5/km² (353.4/mi²). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 51.5/km² (133.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.52% White, 52.44% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 904 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 28.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.27. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $22,661, and the median income for a family was $23,068. Males had a median income of $23,795 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,912. About 34.1% of families and 39.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.3% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The City of Collins is served by the Covington County School District. The Covington County School District is a public school district based in Collins, Mississippi (USA). ...


Attractions

Collins is home to the Collins Zoo. Grand Paradise Water Park is also a new attraction that is located off Highway 49 in Collins. The Collins Zoo, formerly the Collins Exotic Animal Orphanage, is a zoo located in Collins, Mississippi. ...


Collins is also home of the Antique Galleria, located at 3485 Hwy 49S, in Collins. We have 30,000 square feet,heated and air conditioned,with approximately 95 dealers who offer a wide array of antiques, imports, collectibles, persian rugs, baby and children gifts, jewelry (new & vintage), pottery and beautiful glassware. Also, The Galleria Cafe is located inside the Galleria. We have 2 chefs who are from the Culinary Institure of Ameria and offer exquisite food and signature desserts. Party and group reservations are welcome also Call-in orders. The phone number for the Antique Galleria is 601-765-1527; and, the phone number for The Galleria Cafe is 601-765-3280.


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