Smith County, Mississippi facts for kids
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Smith County courthouse in Raleigh
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||David Smith|
|• Total||637 sq mi (1,650 km2)|
|• Land||636 sq mi (1,650 km2)|
|• Water||1.0 sq mi (3 km2) 0.2%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||25.889/sq mi (9.996/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Smith County is named for Major David Smith. The county is well known among Mississippians for its Smith County Watermelons.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,650 km2), of which 636 square miles (1,650 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.
- Scott County (north)
- Jasper County (east)
- Jones County (southeast)
- Covington County (south)
- Simpson County (west)
- Rankin County (northwest)
National protected area
- Bienville National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||3,111||21.89%|
|Hispanic or Latino||198||1.39%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 14,209 people, 5,820 households, and 4,109 families residing in the county.
- Shady Grove
In Spanish: Condado de Smith (Misisipi) para niños
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