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Humphreys County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Benjamin G. Humphreys|
|• Total||431 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Land||418 sq mi (1,080 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (30 km2) 3.0%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||21.752/sq mi (8.398/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Humphreys County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,375. Its county seat is Belzoni. The county is named for Benjamin G. Humphreys. Humphreys County is Mississippi's newest county, having been formed in 1918. Humphreys County is located in the Mississippi Delta region.
It was named 'Farm-Raised Catfish Capital of the World' in 1976 by then Governor Cliff Finch, since it produced more farm-raised catfish than any other U.S. county. Forty thousand acres (160 square kilometers) of the county are underwater and used to grow catfish. About 60% of U.S. farm-raised catfish is raised within a 65-mile (105 km) radius of the county seat, Belzoni. The title "Catfish Capital" has also been claimed by Savannah, Tennessee, and Des Allemands, Louisiana.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 418 sq mi (1,080 km2) is land and 13 sq mi (34 km2) (3.0%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 49W
- Mississippi Highway 7
- Mississippi Highway 12
- Mississippi Highway 14
- Mississippi Highway 16
- Sunflower County (north)
- Leflore County (northeast)
- Holmes County (east)
- Yazoo County (south)
- Sharkey County (southwest)
- Washington County (west)
National protected area
- Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||6,072||78.00%|
|Hispanic or Latino||91||1.17%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 7,785 people, 3,186 households, and 2,078 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,375 people living in the county: 74.5% were Black or African American, 23.5% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% of some other race and 0.7% of two or more races, and 2.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
- Belzoni (county seat)
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