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Greene County, Mississippi
Map

Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the USA highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1811
Seat Leakesville
Largest town Leakesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

719 sq mi (1,862 km²)
713 sq mi (1,847 km²)
5.9 sq mi (15 km²), 0.8%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

14,400
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.greenecountyms.gov
Named for: Nathanael Greene

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,400. Its county seat is Leakesville. The county was established in 1811 and is named for General Nathanael Greene.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 719 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 713 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.8%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 45.svg U.S. Highway 45
  • US 98.svg U.S. Highway 98
  • Circle sign 42.svg Mississippi Highway 42
  • 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.
1820 1,445
1830 1,854 28.3%
1840 1,636 −11.8%
1850 2,018 23.3%
1860 2,232 10.6%
1870 2,038 −8.7%
1880 3,194 56.7%
1890 3,906 22.3%
1900 6,795 74.0%
1910 6,050 −11.0%
1920 10,430 72.4%
1930 10,644 2.1%
1940 9,512 −10.6%
1950 8,215 −13.6%
1960 8,366 1.8%
1970 8,545 2.1%
1980 9,827 15.0%
1990 10,220 4.0%
2000 13,299 30.1%
2010 14,400 8.3%
Est. 2015 13,522 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,299 people, 4,148 households, and 3,152 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,947 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.79% White, 26.18% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,148 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 13.10% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 130.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 141.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,336, and the median income for a family was $33,037. Males had a median income of $30,189 versus $17,935 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,868. About 16.50% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities


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