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The Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg was built c. 1940. It is located across from the Old Courthouse Museum.
The Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg was built c. 1940. It is located across from the Old Courthouse Museum.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Warren County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
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Country  United States
State  Mississippi
Founded 1809
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Vicksburg
Largest city Vicksburg
Area
 • Total 619 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Land 589 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Water 30 sq mi (80 km2)  4.9%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 48,773
 • Estimate 
(2018)
46,176
 • Density 78.79/sq mi (30.422/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 2nd

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,773. Its county seat is Vicksburg. Created by legislative act of 22 December 1809, Warren County is named for American Revolutionary War officer Joseph Warren.

Part of the Mississippi Delta and the historic cotton culture, Warren County is included in the Vicksburg, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven, MS Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 30 square miles (78 km2) (4.9%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-20.svg Interstate 20
  • US 61.svg U.S. Route 61
  • US 80.svg U.S. Route 80
  • Circle sign 3.svg Mississippi Highway 3
  • Circle sign 27.svg Mississippi Highway 27

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,114
1820 2,693 141.7%
1830 7,861 191.9%
1840 15,820 101.2%
1850 18,120 14.5%
1860 20,696 14.2%
1870 26,769 29.3%
1880 31,238 16.7%
1890 33,164 6.2%
1900 40,912 23.4%
1910 37,488 −8.4%
1920 33,362 −11.0%
1930 35,785 7.3%
1940 39,595 10.6%
1950 39,616 0.1%
1960 42,206 6.5%
1970 44,981 6.6%
1980 51,627 14.8%
1990 47,880 −7.3%
2000 49,644 3.7%
2010 48,773 −1.8%
2018 (est.) 46,176 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Warren County, Mississippi age pyramid
Age pyramid Warren County

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,773 people living in the county. 50.3% were White, 47.0% Black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 1.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census of 2000, there were 49,644 people, 18,756 households, and 13,222 families living in the county. The population density was 85 people per square mile (33/km2). There were 20,789 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 54.97% White, 43.19% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2005 census estimates based on the American Community Survey suggested that non-Hispanic whites were 51.5% of Warren County's population. Warren County was the only county in Mississippi along the Mississippi River, in addition to Desoto, where whites made up a majority of the population. African Americans were 46.0% of the county's population. People identifying as of two or more races were 0.6%, less than in the previous ACS. The Latino population was 1.2% of the total for the county.

In 2000 there were 18,756 households, out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 19.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.50% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,056, and the median income for a family was $41,706. Males had a median income of $33,566 versus $21,975 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,527. About 15.00% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.

Warren County has the seventh highest per capita income in the State of Mississippi.

Communities

City

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Notable people

  • Sarah Gibson Humphreys (1830–1907), author and woman suffragist

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