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Jefferson Davis County
|County of Jefferson Davis|
Jefferson Davis County courthouse in Prentiss
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Jefferson Davis|
|• Total||409 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Land||408 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2) 0.2%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||30.53/sq mi (11.788/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,487. Its county seat is Prentiss. The county is named after Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The county was carved out of Covington and Lawrence counties in March 1906. Governor James K. Vardaman signed the bill creating the county on May 9, 1906.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 409 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.
- U.S. Route 84
- Mississippi Highway 13
- Mississippi Highway 35
- Mississippi Highway 42
- Mississippi Highway 43
- Simpson County (north)
- Covington County (east)
- Lamar County (southeast)
- Marion County (south)
- Lawrence County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||6,622||58.49%|
|Hispanic or Latino||101||0.89%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 11,321 people, 4,713 households, and 3,003 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 12,487 people living in the county. 59.9% were Black or African American, 38.7% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% of some other race and 0.7% of two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
- Oak Vale (partly in Lawrence County)
- Society Hill