Beaumont is a town in Perry County, Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 977 at the 2000 census.
Beaumont is located at 31°10′5″N 88°55′21″W / 31.16806°N 88.92250°W / 31.16806; -88.92250 (31.168178, -88.922588).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km), of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km) is land and 0.29% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 977 people, 387 households, and 270 families residing in the town. The population density was 280.6 people per square mile (108.4/km²). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 128.7 per square mile (49.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.38% White, 47.49% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.10% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.
There were 387 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 22.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,147, and the median income for a family was $24,250. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,601. About 32.4% of families and 35.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.8% of those under age 18 and 43.4% of those age 65 or over.