Duncan, Mississippi
Nickname(s): 
"Best Little Town in the Mississippi Delta"
Location of Duncan, Mississippi
Duncan, Mississippi
Duncan, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°2′32″N 90°44′48″W / 34.04222°N 90.74667°W / 34.04222; -90.74667Coordinates: 34°2′32″N 90°44′48″W / 34.04222°N 90.74667°W / 34.04222; -90.74667
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyBolivar
Area
 • Total0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Land0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
154 ft (47 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total423
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
380
 • Density414.85/sq mi (160.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38740
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-20380
GNIS feature ID0669500

Duncan is a town in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 423 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 578 in 2000.

History

Duncan is named for an early "leading citizen."[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900172
191028465.1%
192032213.4%
19303374.7%
194041924.3%
19504364.1%
19604656.7%
197059928.8%
1980501−16.4%
1990416−17.0%
200057838.9%
2010423−26.8%
2019 (est.)380[2]−10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 578 people, 177 households, and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 620.7 people per square mile (240.0/km2). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 199.7 per square mile (77.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 19.55% White, 77.51% African American, 2.25% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 177 households, out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 26.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $14,286, and the median income for a family was $16,875. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $11,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,329. About 51.1% of families and 58.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 75.4% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Duncan is served by the North Bolivar Consolidated School District,[8] formerly known as the North Bolivar School District until it consolidated in 2014.[9][10]

Students are zoned to Brooks Elementary School in Duncan, as it belonged to the pre-consolidation North Bolivar School District,[11] and Northside High School (the only secondary school in the district) in Shelby.[12]

Northside High opened in 2018 after Broad Street High School in Shelby consolidated into it.[13] Shelby Middle School closed in 2018.[14]

Notable people

Further reading

References

  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Duncan town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 110.
  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. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Bolivar County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  9. ^ "School District Consolidation in Mississippi Archived 2017-07-02 at the Wayback Machine." Mississippi Professional Educators. December 2016. Retrieved on July 2, 2017. Page 2 (PDF p. 3/6).
  10. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Bolivar County, MS." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 25, 2018. Note that the map is from 2010; the Mound Bayou and North Bolivar districts merged in 2014. This map shows Duncan was in the pre-merger North Bolivar district.
  11. ^ "Home". North Bolivar School District. 2005-11-12. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  12. ^ "North Bolivar Consolidated School District". Nbcsd.k12.ms.us.
  13. ^ "Students staying home to protest high school consolidation". The Clarion Ledger. Associated Press. 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  14. ^ Davis Betz, Kelsey (2018-01-24). "Mound Bayou school one of two in Delta to close as enrollment, funds dwindle". Mississippi Today. Retrieved 2021-05-12.