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Rolling Fork, Mississippi

Rolling Fork is a city located in Sharkey County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,486. It is the county seat of Sharkey County6.

Geography Rolling Fork is located at 32°54'25" North, 90°52'42" West (32.906893, -90.878348)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,486 people, 820 households, and 620 families residing in the city. The population density is 685.6/km² (1,774.2/mi²). There are 875 housing units at an average density of 241.3/km² (624.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 29.69% White, 69.19% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 820 households out of which 35.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% are married couples living together, 32.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% are non-families. 22.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.90 and the average family size is 3.40.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $23,081, and the median income for a family is $24,911. Males have a median income of $25,729 versus $17,065 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,481. 37.1% of the population and 30.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 50.0% are under the age of 18 and 24.6% are 65 or older.

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