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Mississippi Census Data: Population & Housing Density

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


Mississippi Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Mississippi

2,844,658

1,161,953

48,430.19

1,523.24

46,906.96

60.6

24.8

Mississippi
Adams Co.34,34015,175486.2525.99460.2674.633.0Adams Co.
Alcorn Co.34,55815,818401.351.46399.8986.439.6Alcorn Co.
Amite Co.13,5996,446731.642.04729.6018.68.8Amite Co.
Attala Co.19,6618,639737.101.97735.1326.711.8Attala Co.
Benton Co.8,0263,456408.651.86406.7919.78.5Benton Co.
Bolivar Co.40,63314,939905.7629.47876.2846.417.0Bolivar Co.
Calhoun Co.15,0696,902587.971.43586.5425.711.8Calhoun Co.
Carroll Co.10,7694,888634.546.81627.7317.27.8Carroll Co.
Chickasaw Co.19,4407,981504.272.71501.5638.815.9Chickasaw Co.
Choctaw Co.9,7584,249419.810.71419.1023.310.1Choctaw Co.
Claiborne Co.11,8314,252501.3614.59486.7724.38.7Claiborne Co.
Clarke Co.17,9558,100693.412.14691.2726.011.7Clarke Co.
Clay Co.21,9798,810416.027.46408.5653.821.6Clay Co.
Coahoma Co.30,62211,490583.1428.99554.1555.320.7Coahoma Co.
Copiah Co.28,75711,101779.382.78776.6037.014.3Copiah Co.
Covington Co.19,4078,083414.941.15413.7946.919.5Covington Co.
DeSoto Co.107,19940,795496.7718.91477.86224.385.4DeSoto Co.
Forrest Co.72,60429,913470.173.59466.58155.664.1Forrest Co.
Franklin Co.8,4484,119566.742.14564.6015.07.3Franklin Co.
George Co.19,1447,513483.635.34478.2940.015.7George Co.
Greene Co.13,2994,947718.695.87712.8218.76.9Greene Co.
Grenada Co.23,2639,973449.3827.58421.7955.223.6Grenada Co.
Hancock Co.42,96721,072552.5375.65476.8890.144.2Hancock Co.
Harrison Co.189,60179,636976.15395.17580.98326.3137.1Harrison Co.
Hinds Co.250,800100,287877.358.16869.18288.5115.4Hinds Co.
Holmes Co.21,6098,439764.188.18756.0028.611.2Holmes Co.
Humphreys Co.11,2064,138431.1613.07418.0926.89.9Humphreys Co.
Issaquena Co.2,274877441.3628.30413.065.52.1Issaquena Co.
Itawamba Co.22,7709,804540.428.11532.3142.818.4Itawamba Co.
Jackson Co.131,42051,6781,043.30316.40726.90180.871.1Jackson Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Mississippi

2,844,658

1,161,953

48,430.19

1,523.24

46,906.96

60.6

24.8

Mississippi
Jasper Co.18,1497,671677.441.44676.0026.811.3Jasper Co.
Jefferson Co.9,7403,819527.197.81519.3918.87.4Jefferson Co.
Jefferson Davis Co.13,9625,891409.100.70408.4134.214.4Jefferson Davis Co.
Jones Co.64,95826,921699.735.91693.8293.638.8Jones Co.
Kemper Co.10,4534,533767.000.87766.1313.65.9Kemper Co.
Lafayette Co.38,74416,587679.2948.17631.1161.426.3Lafayette Co.
Lamar Co.39,07015,433500.493.42497.0778.631.0Lamar Co.
Lauderdale Co.78,16133,418715.2811.77703.51111.147.5Lauderdale Co.
Lawrence Co.13,2585,688435.735.11430.6330.813.2Lawrence Co.
Leake Co.20,9408,585585.392.68582.7135.914.7Leake Co.
Lee Co.75,75531,887453.143.55449.59168.570.9Lee Co.
Leflore Co.37,94714,097606.3514.42591.9364.123.8Leflore Co.
Lincoln Co.33,16614,052588.172.47585.7156.624.0Lincoln Co.
Lowndes Co.61,58625,104516.4514.15502.30122.650.0Lowndes Co.
Madison Co.74,67428,781741.9724.86717.11104.140.1Madison Co.
Marion Co.25,59510,395548.586.24542.3447.219.2Marion Co.
Marshall Co.34,99313,252709.803.47706.3349.518.8Marshall Co.
Monroe Co.38,01416,236772.047.87764.1749.721.2Monroe Co.
Montgomery Co.12,1895,402407.861.02406.8530.013.3Montgomery Co.
Neshoba Co.28,68411,980571.641.64570.0050.321.0Neshoba Co.
Newton Co.21,8389,259579.581.55578.0337.816.0Newton Co.
Noxubee Co.12,5485,228700.055.26694.7918.17.5Noxubee Co.
Oktibbeha Co.42,90217,344461.904.19457.7193.737.9Oktibbeha Co.
Panola Co.34,27413,736705.1320.94684.2050.120.1Panola Co.
Pearl River Co.48,62120,610818.937.60811.3359.925.4Pearl River Co.
Perry Co.12,1385,107650.203.02647.1818.87.9Perry Co.
Pike Co.38,94016,720410.781.89408.8995.240.9Pike Co.
Pontotoc Co.26,72610,816500.993.64497.3553.721.7Pontotoc Co.
Prentiss Co.25,55610,681418.243.32414.9361.625.7Prentiss Co.
Quitman Co.10,1173,923406.491.66404.8425.09.7Quitman Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Mississippi

2,844,658

1,161,953

48,430.19

1,523.24

46,906.96

60.6

24.8

Mississippi
Rankin Co.115,32745,070806.0931.57774.52148.958.2Rankin Co.
Scott Co.28,42311,116610.381.30609.0846.718.3Scott Co.
Sharkey Co.6,5802,416434.887.17427.7115.45.6Sharkey Co.
Simpson Co.27,63911,307590.531.80588.7346.919.2Simpson Co.
Smith Co.16,1827,005637.271.38635.8925.411.0Smith Co.
Stone Co.13,6225,343448.072.71445.3730.612.0Stone Co.
Sunflower Co.34,36910,338707.2213.43693.7949.514.9Sunflower Co.
Tallahatchie Co.14,9035,711652.088.16643.9223.18.9Tallahatchie Co.
Tate Co.25,3709,354410.956.47404.4862.723.1Tate Co.
Tippah Co.20,8268,868459.972.07457.9145.519.4Tippah Co.
Tishomingo Co.19,1639,553444.5420.41424.1245.222.5Tishomingo Co.
Tunica Co.9,2273,705480.7825.97454.8120.38.1Tunica Co.
Union Co.25,36210,693416.871.44415.4361.025.7Union Co.
Walthall Co.15,1566,418404.440.62403.8237.515.9Walthall Co.
Warren Co.49,64420,789618.7632.15586.6184.635.4Warren Co.
Washington Co.62,97724,381761.2637.27723.9987.033.7Washington Co.
Wayne Co.21,2169,049813.503.18810.3226.211.2Wayne Co.
Webster Co.10,2944,344423.340.85422.4924.410.3Webster Co.
Wilkinson Co.10,3125,106687.6610.95676.7015.27.5Wilkinson Co.
Winston Co.20,1608,472610.113.14606.9733.214.0Winston Co.
Yalobusha Co.13,0516,224495.0027.88467.1227.913.3Yalobusha Co.
Yazoo Co.28,14910,015934.1214.64919.4830.610.9Yazoo Co.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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