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George County
George County courthouse in Lucedale
George County courthouse in Lucedale
Map of Mississippi highlighting George 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 1910
Named for James Z. George
Seat Lucedale
Largest city Lucedale
Area
 • Total 484 sq mi (1,250 km2)
 • Land 479 sq mi (1,240 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (13 km2)  1.0%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 22,578
 • Estimate 
(2018)
24,250
 • Density 46.65/sq mi (18.011/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

George County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,578. Its county seat is Lucedale. The county is named for James Z. George, US Senator from Mississippi.

George County is included in the Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is located near the Alabama state line.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 484 square miles (1,250 km2), of which 479 square miles (1,240 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 98.svg U.S. Highway 98
  • Circle sign 26.svg Mississippi Highway 26
  • Circle sign 57.svg Mississippi Highway 57
  • Circle sign 63.svg Mississippi Highway 63

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • De Soto National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 6,599
1920 5,564 −15.7%
1930 7,523 35.2%
1940 8,704 15.7%
1950 10,012 15.0%
1960 11,098 10.8%
1970 12,459 12.3%
1980 15,927 27.8%
1990 16,673 4.7%
2000 19,144 14.8%
2010 22,578 17.9%
2018 (est.) 24,250 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2020 census

George County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 20,929 85.95%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,774 7.29%
Native American 85 0.35%
Asian 77 0.32%
Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
Other/Mixed 812 3.33%
Hispanic or Latino 672 2.76%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 24,350 people, 7,592 households, and 5,309 families residing in the county.

Communities

City

Unincorporated places

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