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Wiggins is located at 30°51'31" North, 89°8'16" West (30.858559, -89.137860)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,849 people, 1,380 households, and 1,000 families residing in the city. The population density is 138.1/km² (357.8/mi²). There are 1,546 housing units at an average density of 55.5/km² (143.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.60% White, 31.51% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,380 households out of which 36.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% are married couples living together, 21.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% are non-families. 23.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the city the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $26,597, and the median income for a family is $31,591. Males have a median income of $27,262 versus $20,801 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,813. 25.4% of the population and 22.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 35.6% of those under the age of 18 and 18.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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