Wayne County, Mississippi facts for kids
This article is about Wayne County (disambiguation)|Wayne County. For other uses, see Wayne County, Mississippi (disambiguation).
Quick facts for kids
Wayne County courthouse in Waynesboro
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Anthony Wayne|
|• Total||814 sq mi (2,110 km2)|
|• Land||811 sq mi (2,100 km2)|
|• Water||2.8 sq mi (7 km2) 0.3%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||25.488/sq mi (9.841/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,747. Its county seat is Waynesboro. The county is named for General Anthony Wayne.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,110 km2), of which 811 square miles (2,100 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.3%) is water. It is the fifth-largest county in Mississippi by land area.
- Clarke County (north)
- Choctaw County, Alabama (northeast)
- Washington County, Alabama (southeast)
- Greene County (south)
- Perry County (southwest)
- Jones County (west)
- Jasper County (northwest)
National protected area
- De Soto National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||7,708||38.97%|
|Hispanic or Latino||343||1.73%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 19,779 people, 7,683 households, and 5,390 families residing in the county.
- Waynesboro (county seat)
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