Old road, southeastern U.S. It follows an Indian trail (or trace) to the northeast from Natchez, Miss., across northwestern Alabama to Nashville, Tenn., and is more than 500 mi (800 km) long. A wagon road constructed in the early 19th century was used by traders and settlers. Among its historical landmarks are the Emerald and Bynum Indian ceremonial mounds and Chickasaw Village, in Mississippi, and Napier Mine and Metal Ford in Tennessee.
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There were 11,197 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.74.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.5% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,194, and the median income for a family was $32,594. Males had a median income of $28,859 versus $25,107 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,702. About 23.2% of families and 28.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.3% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.