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Lawrence County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||James Lawrence|
|• Total||436 sq mi (1,130 km2)|
|• Land||431 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Water||5.1 sq mi (13 km2) 1.2%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||29.65/sq mi (11.449/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,929. Its county seat is Monticello. The county is named for the naval hero James Lawrence.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 431 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (1.2%) is water.
- Simpson County (northeast)
- Jefferson Davis County (east)
- Marion County (southeast)
- Walthall County (south)
- Lincoln County (west)
- Copiah County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||3,690||30.71%|
|Hispanic or Latino||207||1.72%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 12,016 people, 4,849 households, and 3,385 families residing in the county.
Public education is governed by the Lawrence County School District, which encompasses the entire county.
- Earl W. Bascom (1906-1995), rodeo champion, cowboy artist, inventor, Mississippi Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, "Father of Modern Rodeo" "Father of Mississippi Rodeo"
- Edgar Godbold (1872-1952), president of two Southern Baptist colleges, was a school principal in Lawrence County from 1905 to 1906.
- Rod Paige, Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2004 under President George W. Bush. Rod Paige was born and raised in Lawrence County.
In Spanish: Condado de Lawrence (Misisipi) para niños
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