Carroll County, Mississippi
|Carroll County, Mississippi|
Carroll County Courthouse
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
|Seat||Carrollton (Northern District)
Vaiden (Southern District)
|• Total||634.54 sq mi (1,643 km2)|
|• Land||627.73 sq mi (1,626 km2)|
|• Water||6.81 sq mi (18 km2), 1.07 %|
|• Density||18/sq mi (7/km²)|
Carroll County is a county located in the Mississippi Delta although most of its land is in the hill country, region of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,597. Its county seat is Carrollton, Mississippi. It is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signatory of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. It is the setting for the Porter Wagoner song "The Carroll County Accident", and was also mentioned in the third verse of Bobbie Gentry's 1967 hit song, "Ode to Billie Joe".
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 634.54 square miles (1,643.5 km2), of which 627.73 square miles (1,625.8 km2) (or 98.93%) is land and 6.81 square miles (17.6 km2) (or 1.07%) is water.
- Grenada County (north)
- Montgomery County (east)
- Attala County (southeast)
- Holmes County (south)
- Leflore County (west)
|Leflore County||Montgomery County|
|Holmes County||Attala County|
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,769 people, 4,071 households, and 3,069 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,888 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.67% White, 36.61% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,071 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 15.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,878, and the median income for a family was $35,711. Males had a median income of $28,459 versus $19,695 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,744. About 13.70% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 23.50% of those age 65 or over.
Carroll County School District is the area public school district.
Carroll Academy is an area private school.
- Henry Pinckney McCain - Born in Carroll County, 1861
- John S. McCain, Sr. - Born in Carroll County, 1894
- Mississippi John Hurt - Born in Carroll County, ca. 1893
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Carroll County, Mississippi
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- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
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- "Profile of Pillow Academy 2010-2011." Pillow Academy. Retrieved on March 25, 2012.
- Lynch, Adam (18 November 2009). "Ceara’s Season". Jackson Free Press. Retrieved 19 August 2011.