- Escatawpa, Mississippi
official_name = Escatawpa, Mississippi
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Escatawpa, Mississippi
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Jackson
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 17.0
area_land_km2 = 16.7
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_total_sq_mi = 6.6
area_land_sq_mi = 6.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3566
population_density_km2 = 213.4
population_density_sq_mi = 552.8
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 4
elevation_ft = 13
latd = 30 |latm = 29 |lats = 21 |latNS = N
longd = 88 |longm = 33 |longs = 4 |longEW = W
Escatawpa is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Pascagoula, MississippiMetropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,566 at the 2000 census.
Small clusters of people have inhabited the area now known as Escatawpa since well before the Civil War. At various points in its history, the town has been known as Dog River, Dutch Bayou, and Tugas. The name Escatawpa comes from the
ChoctawIndian name for the area "Oestcatawpa"; which literally translates to "trim cane", with the word "uska" meaning "cane" and "tapa" meaning "cut" in Choctaw.In the early 1800s, settlers adopted the Indian name and eventually changed the spelling to its current form. The name Escatawpa is believed to have become official when Henry Ehlers opened the Escatawpa Post Office in 1855. [http://www.co.jackson.ms.us/GIPages/HistoryPics/JCCommunties/Escatawpa.htm]
Escatawpa is located at coor dms|30|29|21|N|88|33|4|W|city (30.489200, -88.551168)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.83%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,566 people, 1,310 households, and 1,002 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 552.8 people per square mile (213.5/km²). There were 1,434 housing units at an average density of 222.3/sq mi (85.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.45% White, 17.64% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.
There were 1,310 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,101, and the median income for a family was $48,942. Males had a median income of $35,050 versus $20,762 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $16,850. About 5.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.
Several members of the rock band
3 Doors Downare from Escatawpa.
Escatawpa is served by the
Moss Point School District.
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