Location of Redwater, Mississippi
|o Total||10.3 sq mi (26.8 km2)|
|o Land||10.3 sq mi (26.7 km2)|
|o Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||390 ft (119 m)|
|o Density||39.6/sq mi (15.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0676553|
Redwater is a census-designated place (CDP) in Leake County, Mississippi. It is one of the eight communities of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Reservation and the population is 77% Choctaw. The population was 409 at the 2000 census.
Redwater is located at (32.777025, -89.543724).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles (27 km2), of which 10.3 square miles (27 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.19%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 409 people, 125 households, and 95 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 39.6 people per square mile (15.3/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 13.6/sq mi (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 10.51% White, 12.47% African American, 76.53% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.
There were 125 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 36.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.64.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 37.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $16,333, and the median income for a family was $13,542. Males had a median income of $25,667 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,835. About 50.5% of families and 53.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58.4% of those under age 18 and 55.4% of those age 65 or over.
Redwater is served by the Leake County School District.