Mendenhall is a city in Simpson County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,555 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Simpson County. Mendenhall is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km²), of which 5.3 square miles (14 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km²) (0.37%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,555 people, 938 households, and 678 families residing in the city. The population density was 480.4 people per square mile (185.4/km²). There were 1,039 housing units at an average density of 195.4 per square mile, (75.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.23% White, 27.98% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.02% of the population.
There were 938 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 50.0% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present and 28.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.04.
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