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First National Bank of Greenville
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||George Washington|
|• Total||761 sq mi (1,970 km2)|
|• Land||725 sq mi (1,880 km2)|
|• Water||36 sq mi (90 km2) 4.8%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||67.20/sq mi (25.945/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,137. Its county seat is Greenville. The county is named in honor of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It is located to the Arkansas border.
The Greenville, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Washington County. It is located in the Mississippi Delta.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 761 square miles (1,970 km2), of which 725 square miles (1,880 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (4.8%) is water.
- Bolivar County (north)
- Sunflower County (northeast)
- Humphreys County (east)
- Sharkey County (southeast)
- Issaquena County (south)
- Chicot County, Arkansas (west)
- Desha County, Arkansas (northwest)
National protected areas
- Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge
- Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||31,919||71.05%|
|Hispanic or Latino||584||1.3%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 44,922 people, 17,988 households, and 11,232 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 51,137 people living in the county. 71.3% were Black or African American, 27.0% White, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% of some other race and 0.6% of two or more races. 1.0% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
As of the census of 1990, there were 67,935 people living in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 57.46% (39,035) Black or African American, 41.47% (28,174) White, 0.08% (53) Native American, 0.36% (244) Asian, and 0.02% (13) from other races. 0.61% (416) were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
- Public School Districts
- Greenville Public School District
- Leland School District
- Hollandale School District
- Western Line School District
- Private Schools
- Deer Creek School (Arcola)
- Greenville Christian School
- Saint Joseph Catholic High School (Greenville)
- Washington School (Greenville)
In Spanish: Condado de Washington (Misisipi) para niños
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