Noxapater, Mississippi

Noxapater is a town in Winston County, Mississippi. The population was 472 at the 2010 census.

Noxapater, Mississippi
Location of Noxapater, Mississippi
Location of Noxapater, Mississippi
Noxapater, Mississippi is located in the United States
Noxapater, Mississippi
Noxapater, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°59′32″N 89°3′50″W / 32.99222°N 89.06389°W / 32.99222; -89.06389Coordinates: 32°59′32″N 89°3′50″W / 32.99222°N 89.06389°W / 32.99222; -89.06389
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyWinston
Area
 • Total1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
548 ft (167 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total472
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
438
 • Density434.96/sq mi (167.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39346
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-52880
GNIS feature ID0674982
Websitewww.noxapater.com

HistoryEdit

The community takes its name from Noxapater Creek, which flows near the site.[3] A post office was established in 1846, and the town was incorporated in 1906.

Noxapater was a stop on the Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad, built in 1890.[4]

In 1927, a mob of 1,000 white men, mostly from Louisville, lynched two African-Americans, Jim and Mark Fox. The Foxes were accused of killing a white man who started a fight with them because they would not let him pass their Ford touring car in his Chevrolet.[5][6]

GeographyEdit

Noxapater is located at 32°59′32″N 89°3′50″W / 32.99222°N 89.06389°W / 32.99222; -89.06389 (32.992208, -89.063796).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910311
192051565.6%
19305262.1%
19405698.2%
19506158.1%
1960549−10.7%
19705540.9%
1980516−6.9%
1990441−14.5%
2000419−5.0%
201047212.6%
Est. 2019438[2]−7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

At the 2000 census,[9] there were 419 people, 171 households and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 417.2 per square mile (161.8/km2). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 190.2 per square mile (73.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 64.44% White and 35.56% African American.

There were 171 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

Age distribution was 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.7 males.

The median household income was $27,917, and the median family income was $28,750. Males had a median income of $25,500 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,658. About 16.9% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.7% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The Town of Noxapater is served by the Louisville Municipal School District. Its school is Noxapater Attendance Center.

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. ^ Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-60473-483-6.
  4. ^ Howe, Tony. "Noxapater, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Man Killed: Mob Negroes". Winston County Journal. June 17, 1927.
  6. ^ "Shal Law or Criminal Rule". Winston County Journal. June 17, 1927.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ Sheldon, William C. (2008). Pathfinders of the Heart: The History of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Xlibris.[self-published source]

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