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McLain, Mississippi


McLain, Mississippi

McLain, Mississippi
Location of McLain, Mississippi
Location of McLain, Mississippi
McLain, Mississippi is located in USA
McLain, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Greene
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 603
 • Density 177.7/sq mi (68.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39456
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-43840
GNIS feature ID 0693928

McLain is a town in Greene County, Mississippi. The population was 603 at the 2000 census.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Climate 3
  • Education 4
  • References 5


McLain is located at (31.104985, -88.823788).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.45%) is water.


As of the 2010 United States Census, There were 441 people residing in the town. 73.0% were White, 26.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, and 0.5% of two or more races. 0.7% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 603 people, 228 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 177.7 people per square mile (68.7/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 81.6 per square mile (31.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.68% White, 35.66% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 228 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,000, and the median income for a family was $27,981. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,272. About 26.4% of families and 31.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.2% of those under age 18 and 28.6% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, McLain has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


McLain Attendance Center

The Town of McLain is served by the Greene County School District. The Town of McLain is served by the Mclain Attendance Center.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
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