Marshall County, Mississippi

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Marshall County, Mississippi
Marshall county mississppi courthouse 2007.jpg
The Marshall County courthouse in Holly Springs, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Marshall 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 John Marshall
Seat Holly Springs
Largest city Holly Springs
Area
 • Total 709.80 sq mi (1,838 km2)
 • Land 706.33 sq mi (1,829 km2)
 • Water 3.47 sq mi (9 km2), 0.49%
Population
 • (2010) 37,144
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,144.[1] Its county seat is Holly Springs.[2] Marshall County is named for Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall, who died a year before the county was created.

Marshall County is part of the Memphis, TN–MS–AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 709.80 square miles (1,838.4 km2), of which 706.33 square miles (1,829.4 km2) (or 99.51%) is land and 3.47 square miles (9.0 km2) (or 0.49%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 17,526
1850 29,689 69.4%
1860 28,823 −2.9%
1870 29,416 2.1%
1880 29,330 −0.3%
1890 26,043 −11.2%
1900 27,674 6.3%
1910 26,796 −3.2%
1920 26,105 −2.6%
1930 24,869 −4.7%
1940 25,522 2.6%
1950 25,106 −1.6%
1960 24,503 −2.4%
1970 24,027 −1.9%
1980 29,296 21.9%
1990 30,361 3.6%
2000 34,993 15.3%
2010 37,144 6.1%
Est. 2012 36,612 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,144 people residing in the county. 50.1% were White, 46.9% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.7% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 3.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

At the 2000 census,[5] there were 34,993 people, 12,163 households and 9,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 per square mile (19/km²). There were 13,252 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 48.37% White, 50.36% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to the census[5] of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in Marshall County were African 50.36%, English 31.87%, Scottish 7.1%, Scots-Irish 3.13%, Irish 1.2% and Welsh 1.1%

There were 12,163 households of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.60% were married couples living together, 20.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.

Age distribution was 26.60% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median household income was $28,756, and the median family income was $33,125. Males had a median income of $28,852 versus $21,227 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,028. About 18.00% of families and 21.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 23.10% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 34°46′N 89°31′W / 34.77°N 89.51°W / 34.77; -89.51