Enterprise, Clarke County, Mississippi

Coordinates: 32°10′25″N 88°49′19″W / 32.17361°N 88.82194°W / 32.17361; -88.82194
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Enterprise, Mississippi
Mississippi Highway 513 in Enterprise, December 2014
Mississippi Highway 513 in Enterprise, December 2014
Location of Enterprise, Mississippi
Location of Enterprise, Mississippi
Enterprise, Mississippi is located in the United States
Enterprise, Mississippi
Enterprise, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°10′25″N 88°49′19″W / 32.17361°N 88.82194°W / 32.17361; -88.82194
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyClarke
Area
 • Total2.46 sq mi (6.37 km2)
 • Land2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
259 ft (79 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total496
 • Density202.28/sq mi (78.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39330
Area code601
FIPS code28-22580
GNIS feature ID0669792
Websitewww.townofenterprise.com

Enterprise is a town in Clarke County, Mississippi, United States.[2] The population was 526 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Enterprise was so named "to denote the policy of their inhabitants".[4] The town was founded in 1834, by John J. McRae, who later served as Governor of Mississippi.[5]

During the American Civil War, various Mississippi state officials conducted governmental business from Enterprise while Jackson was occupied by federal troops.[6]

Geography[edit]

Enterprise is located in northwestern Clarke County at 32°10′25″N 88°49′19″W / 32.17361°N 88.82194°W / 32.17361; -88.82194 (32.173620, -88.821935).[7] The Chickasawhay River is formed at Enterprise by the confluence of the Chunky River and Okatibbee Creek.

U.S. Route 11 passes through the west side of the town, leading north 17 miles (27 km) to Meridian and south 39 miles (63 km) to Laurel. Exit 134 on Interstate 59 is 2 miles (3 km) west of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2), of which 0.0077 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.27%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1900789
191087711.2%
1920700−20.2%
193079213.1%
1940757−4.4%
1950691−8.7%
1960532−23.0%
1970458−13.9%
198060732.5%
1990477−21.4%
2000474−0.6%
201052611.0%
2020496−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Enterprise racial composition[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 412 83.06%
Black or African American (NH) 63 12.7%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.4%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 10 2.02%
Hispanic or Latino 9 1.81%
Total 496

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 496 people, 202 households, and 137 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 474[verification needed] people, 202 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 209.0 inhabitants per square mile (80.7/km2). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 106.3 per square mile (41.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 75.74% White, 23.84% African American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 202 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $37,375. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $21,719 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,995. About 9.2% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town of Enterprise is served by the Enterprise School District. Enterprise High School is one of two high schools in Clarke County.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Enterprise
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Enterprise town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 120.
  5. ^ Lowry, Robert; McCardle, William H. (1891). A History of Mississippi: From the Discovery of the Great River by Hernando DeSoto, Including the Earliest Settlement Made by the French Under Iberville, to the Death of Jefferson Davis. Jackson, Mississippi: R. H. Henry & Company. p. 461.
  6. ^ "Capitals and Capitols: The Places and Spaces of Mississippi's Seat of Government". mshistorynow.mdah.ms.gov. Retrieved January 28, 2024.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. ^ "Chester Harding". pancanal.com. Panama Canal Authority. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  14. ^ "F. W. (Billy) Mitts". The Clarke County Tribune (Obituary). Vol. 64, no. 42. April 6, 1973. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Williams, coach of NCAA finalist Jacksonville, dies". January 27, 2024.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[10][11]

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