Calhoun County, Mississippi facts for kids
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East façade of Calhoun County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||John C. Calhoun|
|• Total||588 sq mi (1,520 km2)|
|• Land||587 sq mi (1,520 km2)|
|• Water||1.4 sq mi (4 km2) 0.2%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||25.446/sq mi (9.825/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
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.
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.
- Lafayette County (north)
- Pontotoc County (northeast)
- Chickasaw County (east)
- Webster County (south)
- Grenada County (southwest)
- Yalobusha County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||3,444||25.96%|
|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.
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.
In Spanish: Condado de Calhoun (Misisipi) para niños
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