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George County courthouse in Lucedale
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||James Z. George|
|• Total||484 sq mi (1,250 km2)|
|• Land||479 sq mi (1,240 km2)|
|• Water||4.9 sq mi (13 km2) 1.0%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||46.65/sq mi (18.011/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
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.
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.
- Greene County (north)
- Mobile County, Alabama (east)
- Jackson County (south)
- Stone County (west)
- Perry County (northwest)
National protected area
- De Soto National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,774||7.29%|
|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.
- Lucedale (county seat)
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