Vicksburg is a historic American city, located on a high bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from Louisiana.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.3 sq mi (91 km), of which 32.9 sq mi (85 km) are land and 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km) (6.78%) are covered by water.
Vicksburg is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. Much of the city is on top of a high bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River.
As of the census of 2000, 26,407 people, 10,364 households, and 6,612 families resided in the city, with a metropolitan population of 49,644. The population density was 803.1 people per square mile (310.1/km²). The 11,654 housing units averaged 354.4 per square mile (136.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.43% African American, 37.80% White, 0.15% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.04% of the population.
Of the 10,364 households, 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were not families. About 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the city, the population was distributed as 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,466, and for a family was $34,380. Males had a median income of $29,420 versus $20,728 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,174. About 19.3% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.
Vicksburg Mississippi neighborhoods include: Acadia Hills, Bovina, Camelot Estates, Dogwood Lake Estates, Drummond Street, Eagle Lake, Fostoria, Fox Run, Gibson Rd, Glenwood Circle, Grove Street Mid-Section, Haleys Point, Hawkins Sub, Lake Park, Letourneau, North Yokena-Jeff Davis, Oak Park, Porters Chapel Road, Redbone/Jeff Davis, Stouts Bayou, The Highlands, Timberlane, Turning Leaf/Little Wood, Wildwood