Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
Jefferson Davis County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Jefferson Davis County courthouse in Prentiss, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jefferson Davis County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1906
Seat Prentiss
Largest Town Prentiss
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

409.10 sq mi (1,060 km²)
408.41 sq mi (1,058 km²)
0.70 sq mi (2 km²), 0.17%
 - (2010)
 - Density

34/sq mi (13/km²)

Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 12,487. It is named in honor of Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Its county seat is Prentiss[1]. The county was carved out of Covington and Lawrence Counties on March 1906. Governor James K. Vardaman signed the bill creating the county on May 9, 1906.



According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 409.10 square miles (1,059.6 km2), of which 408.41 square miles (1,057.8 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.70 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[2]

Major highways

Adjacent counties


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 12,860
1920 12,755 −0.8%
1930 14,281 12.0%
1940 15,869 11.1%
1950 15,500 −2.3%
1960 13,540 −12.6%
1970 12,936 −4.5%
1980 13,846 7.0%
1990 14,051 1.5%
2000 13,962 −0.6%
2010 12,487 −10.6%
MS Counties 1900-1990
GeoHive - 2000 & 2010 statistics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,962 people, 5,177 households, and 3,768 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 5,891 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 41.66% White, 57.38% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,177 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 21.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,834, and the median income for a family was $27,594. Males had a median income of $23,942 versus $16,510 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,974. About 23.2% of families and 28.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.7% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over.


  • Unincorporated places
    • Carson
    • Oak Vale (partly in Lawrence County)

See also


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 31°34′N 89°49′W / 31.56°N 89.82°W / 31.56; -89.82

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jefferson Davis County — Das Jefferson Davis County Courthouse in Prentiss, seit 1994 im NRHP gelistet[1] Verwaltung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis County School District — The Jefferson Davis County School District is a public school district based in Prentiss, Mississippi (USA). The district s boundaries parallel that of Jefferson Davis County.chools*Prentiss High School *Bassfield High School *G.W. Carver… …   Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis (disambiguation) — Jefferson Davis may refer to:;People *Jefferson Davis (1808 ndash;1889), president of the Confederate States of America **Jefferson Davis Presidential Library **Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, monument at the site of President Davis s… …   Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis (Begriffsklärung) — Jefferson Davis ist der Name folgender Personen: Jefferson Davis (1808–1889), amerikanischer Politiker, von 1861 bis 1865 Präsident der Konföderierten Staaten Jefferson C. Davis (1828−1879), US amerikanischer General im Bürgerkrieg Jefferson… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jefferson County, Mississippi — Location in the state of Mississippi …   Wikipedia

  • Condado de Jefferson Davis — Condado de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jeff Davis County — is the name of two counties in the United States:* Jeff Davis County, Georgia * Jeff Davis County, Texas Both counties were named for Jefferson Davis; see also: *Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi *Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana …   Wikipedia

  • Davis Island (Mississippi) — Davis Island is a large island located in the Mississippi River. It lies mostly in the United States state of Mississippi but is also partly in Louisiana. It is located southwest of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The island is approximately 30,000 acres …   Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis — For other uses, see Jefferson Davis (disambiguation). Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America In office February 18, 1861 – Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Davis. Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”