According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.25%) is water.
There were 736 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 73.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,983, and the median income for a family was $28,047. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $20,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,294. About 23.2% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.1% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.
Truck strikes school buses in Miss., killing 3 adults -- At least 17 students hurt near Calhoun City after trip to Oxford
Feb 09, 2011; At least 17 high school students were taken to hospitals and three adults were killed when a tractor-trailer sideswiped a school...