Sharkey County, Mississippi facts for kids
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Sharkey County courthouse in Rolling Fork
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William L. Sharkey|
|Largest city||Rolling Fork|
|• Total||435 sq mi (1,130 km2)|
|• Land||432 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Water||3.4 sq mi (9 km2) 0.8%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||11.301/sq mi (4.363/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Sharkey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Part of the western border is formed by the Yazoo River. According to the 2010 census, the population was 4,916, making it the second-least populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Rolling Fork. The county is named after William L. Sharkey, the provisional Governor of Mississippi in 1865.
Sharkey County is located in the Mississippi Delta region.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 435 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 432 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.8%) is water.
- Washington County (north)
- Humphreys County (northeast)
- Yazoo County (east)
- Issaquena County (southwest)
National protected area
- Delta National Forest
- Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||2,671||70.29%|
|Hispanic or Latino||61||1.61%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 3,800 people, 1,751 households, and 1,046 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,916 people living in the county. 71.0% were Black or African American, 27.9% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% of some other race and 0.4% or two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
- Rolling Fork (county seat)
|Washington County||Humphreys County|
|Issaquena County||Yazoo County|
|Sharkey County, Mississippi|
- Public School Districts
- South Delta School District, which operates South Delta High School
- Private Schools
- Sharkey-Issaquena Academy (Rolling Fork)
|Mary the Jewess|