Leake County, Mississippi facts for kids
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Leake County Courthouse in Carthage
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Walter Leake|
|• Total||585 sq mi (1,520 km2)|
|• Land||583 sq mi (1,510 km2)|
|• Water||2.5 sq mi (6 km2) 0.4%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||40.69/sq mi (15.711/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Leake County is a county located in the center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,805. Its county seat is Carthage. The county is named for Walter Leake, the Governor of Mississippi from 1822 to 1825.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 585 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 583 square miles (1,510 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.4%) is water.
- Mississippi Highway 13
- Mississippi Highway 16
- Mississippi Highway 25
- Mississippi Highway 35
- Mississippi Highway 43
- Natchez Trace Parkway
National protected area
- Natchez Trace Parkway (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||8,189||38.49%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,230||5.78%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 21,275 people, 8,105 households, and 5,591 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,805 people living in the county. 49.5% were White, 40.6% Black or African American, 6.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.8% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 4.3% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
- Carthage (county seat)
Leake County is served by the Leake County School District and East Central Community College, including Carthage Career Advancement Center, in Leake County and operated by East Central Community College.
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