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Mound Bayou is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,533 at the 2010 census, down from 2,102 at the 2000 census. It is notable for having been founded as an independent black community in 1887 by former slaves led by Isaiah Montgomery.By percentage, its 98.6 percent African-American majority population is one of the largest of any community in the United States. The current mayor is Darryl R Johnson.GeographyMound Bayou is located at . U.S. Routes 61 and 278 bypass Mound Bayou to the west and lead south 9mi to Cleveland, the largest city in Bolivar County, and north to Clarksdale.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Mound Bayou has a total area of 0.9sqmi, all land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 2,102 people, 687 households, and 504 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,395.1 people per square mile (922.3/km²). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 823.8 per square mile (317.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.43% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.24% Asian,0.81% White, 0.05% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.
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