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Calhoun County
East façade of Calhoun County Courthouse
East façade of Calhoun County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Calhoun County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
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Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Mississippi
Founded 1852
Named for John C. Calhoun
Seat Pittsboro
Largest town Bruce
Area
 • Total 588 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Land 587 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (4 km2)  0.2%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 14,962
 • Estimate 
(2018)
14,436
 • Density 25.446/sq mi (9.825/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 1st

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,962. Its county seat is Pittsboro. The county is named after John C. Calhoun, the U.S. Vice President and U.S. Senator from South Carolina.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 588 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 587 square miles (1,520 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Major highways

  • Circle sign 8.svg Mississippi Highway 8
  • Circle sign 9.svg Mississippi Highway 9
  • Circle sign 32.svg Mississippi Highway 32
  • Circle sign 9W.svg Mississippi Highway 9W

Airport

The Calhoun County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.2 mi, 1.9 km) southwest of the central business district of Pittsboro, Mississippi.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 9,518
1870 10,561 11.0%
1880 13,492 27.8%
1900 16,512
1910 17,726 7.4%
1920 16,823 −5.1%
1930 18,080 7.5%
1940 20,893 15.6%
1950 18,369 −12.1%
1960 15,941 −13.2%
1970 14,623 −8.3%
1980 15,664 7.1%
1990 14,908 −4.8%
2000 15,069 1.1%
2010 14,962 −0.7%
2018 (est.) 14,436 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2020 census

Calhoun County Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 8,662 65.29%
Black or African American 3,444 25.96%
Native American 15 0.11%
Asian 17 0.13%
Other/Mixed 381 2.87%
Hispanic or Latino 747 5.63%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 13,266 people, 5,846 households, and 3,752 families residing in the county.

Communities

Towns

Villages

Unincorporated communities

  • Baileyville
  • Banner
  • Bently
  • Blueberry/Tater Bed Hill
  • Bull Mountain
  • Chickenbone
  • Cottage Lane
  • Dentontown
  • Ellard
  • Elzey
  • Hollis Switch
  • Loyd
  • Macedonia
  • New Gaulley
  • New Liberty
  • Old Town
  • Reid
  • Sabougla
  • Sarepta
  • Spring Hill
  • Wardwell

Education

In addition to the public high schools of Bruce, Calhoun City, and Vardaman, Calhoun Academy is a small K-12 private school which was founded as a segregation academy, located between Pittsboro and Calhoun City. This private school serves Calhoun and the surrounding counties. Calhoun academy's sports mascot is the cougar; Bruce's mascot is a Trojan; Calhoun City's mascot is a wildcat; and Vardaman's mascot is a ram.

See also

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