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Roxie is a town in Franklin Countymarker, Mississippimarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 569 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Roxie is located at (31.505245, -91.067319) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 569 people, 199 households, and 153 families residing in the town. The population density was 498.9 people per square mile (192.7/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 214.8/sq mi (83.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.72% White, 58.88% African American, 0.35% Native American, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 21.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,276, and the median income for a family was $25,000. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,472. About 29.5% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.7% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Roxie is served by the Franklin County School District.

Famous Son

Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908November 28,1960) was an African-American author of novels, short stories and non-fiction.Richard Wright, the grandson of slaves, was born in Roxie, Mississippi, a tiny town located about 22 miles east of Natchezmarker.

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