Goodman, Mississippi

Goodman is a town in southeastern Holmes County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,386 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 1,252 at the 2000 census.

Goodman, Mississippi
Location of Goodman, Mississippi
Location of Goodman, Mississippi
Goodman, Mississippi is located in the United States
Goodman, Mississippi
Goodman, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°58′5″N 89°54′45″W / 32.96806°N 89.91250°W / 32.96806; -89.91250Coordinates: 32°58′5″N 89°54′45″W / 32.96806°N 89.91250°W / 32.96806; -89.91250
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHolmes
Government
 • MayorAnthony Mullins
Area
 • Total0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
266 ft (81 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,386
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,164
 • Density1,416.06/sq mi (546.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39079
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-28220
GNIS feature ID0670500

HistoryEdit

Goodman was settled by European Americans in 1860. It was first chartered on November 16, 1865, after the end of the Civil War; and rechartered on March 5, 1878. The town is named for the first president of the Mississippi Central Railroad.[4]

Goodman is the birthplace of John A. Lomax (1867–1948), pioneering folklorist, and David Herbert Donald (1920–2009), Pulitzer-prize-winning historian.

GeographyEdit

Goodman is located in southeastern Holmes County at 32°58′5″N 89°54′45″W / 32.96806°N 89.91250°W / 32.96806; -89.91250 (32.968057, -89.912625),[5] west of the Big Black River. U.S. Route 51 passes through the center of town, leading northeast 8 miles (13 km) to Durant and southwest 7 miles (11 km) to Pickens. Mississippi Highway 14 crosses US 51 near the center of town, leading east 25 miles (40 km) to Kosciusko and west 11 miles (18 km) to Ebenezer. Highway 14 intersects Interstate 55 3 miles (5 km) west of the center of Goodman, at Exit 146. I-55 leads south 50 miles (80 km) to Jackson, the state capital, and north 158 miles (254 km) to Memphis, Tennessee.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Goodman has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.91%, are water.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880378
1890354−6.3%
190044224.9%
191060336.4%
1920589−2.3%
19306083.2%
19406090.2%
195087844.2%
19609326.2%
19701,19428.1%
19801,2857.6%
19901,256−2.3%
20001,252−0.3%
20101,38610.7%
Est. 20191,164[2]−16.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,252 people, 280 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,523.3 people per square mile (589.5/km2). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 368.7 per square mile (142.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 65.81% African American, 33.23% White, 0.16% Native American, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 280 households, out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 32.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.9% under the age of 18, 39.0% from 18 to 24, 18.1% from 25 to 44, 10.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $13,929, and the median income for a family was $14,643. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,359. About 49.0% of families and 45.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 63.0% of those under age 18 and 35.9% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The town of Goodman is served by the Holmes County School District. It is served by Goodman-Pickens Elementary School, between Goodman and Pickens. In 2006 the school had about 379 students.[8] High school students go to Holmes County Central High School.

The Goodman Campus of Holmes Community College (formerly known as Holmes Junior College) is located here.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Goodman town, Mississippi". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 139.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Goodman-Pickens History." Goodman-Pickens Elementary School. May 4, 2006. Retrieved on July 9, 2017.

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