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Tate County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tate County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the USA highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1873
Seat Senatobia
Largest City Senatobia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

411 sq mi (1,064 km²)
405 sq mi (1,049 km²)
6.2 sq mi (16 km²), 1.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,886
71/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Tate County Courthouse Front
Tate County Courthouse, 201 S. Ward St. Senatobia

Tate County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,886. Its county seat is Senatobia. Organized in 1873 from portions of DeSoto, Marshall, and Tunica counties, the county is named for Thomas Simpson Tate, one of the first prominent American settlers of the area.

Tate County is part of the Memphis, TN–MS–AR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located east of the Mississippi Delta.

Actor James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, an unincorporated area of Tate County. After the age of five, he grew up with his maternal grandparents on their farm in Jackson, Michigan.

Geography

Senatobiacountymap
Map of Tate County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 405 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (1.5%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in Mississippi by land area.

Major highways

  • I-55.svg Interstate 55
  • US 51.svg U.S. Route 51
  • Circle sign 3.svg Mississippi Highway 3
  • Circle sign 4.svg Mississippi Highway 4
  • Circle sign 304.svg Mississippi Scenic Highway 304
  • Circle sign 305.svg Mississippi Highway 305
  • Circle sign 306.svg Mississippi Highway 306
  • Circle sign 740.svg Mississippi Highway 740

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 18,721
1890 19,253 2.8%
1900 20,618 7.1%
1910 19,714 −4.4%
1920 19,636 −0.4%
1930 17,671 −10.0%
1940 19,309 9.3%
1950 18,011 −6.7%
1960 18,138 0.7%
1970 18,544 2.2%
1980 20,119 8.5%
1990 21,432 6.5%
2000 25,370 18.4%
2010 28,886 13.9%
Est. 2015 28,296 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 25,370 people, 8,850 households, and 6,717 families residing in the county. The population density was 63 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 9,354 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.84% White, 31.02% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,850 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.18.

As of 2000, the county's population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,836, and the median income for a family was $41,423. Males had a median income of $33,064 versus $21,154 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,154. About 10.60% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Tate County MS sign 002 2012-03-31

City

Town

Unincorporated communities


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