Itawamba County, Mississippi

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Itawamba County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Itawamba County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for Levi Colbert (Itawamba)
Seat Fulton
Largest city Fulton
Area
 • Total 540 sq mi (1,399 km2)
 • Land 533 sq mi (1,380 km2)
 • Water 7.7 sq mi (20 km2), 1.4%
Population
 • (2010) 23,401
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Itawamba County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,401.[1] Its county seat is Fulton.[2] The county was named for the Chickasaw leader Levi Colbert, who was also known as Itawamba.

The county is part of the Tupelo, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 540 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 533 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 7.7 square miles (20 km2) (1.4%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 5,375
1850 13,528 151.7%
1860 17,695 30.8%
1870 7,812 −55.9%
1880 10,663 36.5%
1890 11,708 9.8%
1900 13,544 15.7%
1910 14,526 7.3%
1920 15,647 7.7%
1930 18,225 16.5%
1940 19,922 9.3%
1950 17,216 −13.6%
1960 15,080 −12.4%
1970 16,847 11.7%
1980 20,518 21.8%
1990 20,017 −2.4%
2000 22,770 13.8%
2010 23,401 2.8%
Est. 2013 23,434 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 22,770 people, 8,773 households, and 6,500 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 9,804 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.47% White, 6.47% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000, there were 8,773 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,156, and the median income for a family was $36,793. Males had a median income of $29,231 versus $20,900 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,956. About 10.10% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 23.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°17′N 88°22′W / 34.28°N 88.36°W / 34.28; -88.36