Tate County, Mississippi

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Tate County, Mississippi
Tate County Courthouse.jpg
Tate County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tate County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1873
Seat Senatobia
Largest city Senatobia
Area
 • Total 410.95 sq mi (1,064 km2)
 • Land 404.48 sq mi (1,048 km2)
 • Water 6.47 sq mi (17 km2), 1.57%
Population
 • (2010) 28,886
 • Density 62/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Tate County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi, east of the Mississippi Delta. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,886.[1] Its county seat is Senatobia.[2] The county is named for one of the first prominent settlers of the area, Thomas Simpson Tate.

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

Actor James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Tate County.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 410.95 square miles (1,064.4 km2), of which 404.48 square miles (1,047.6 km2) (or 98.43%) is land and 6.47 square miles (16.8 km2) (or 1.57%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Map of Tate County

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 25,370 people, 8,850 households, and 6,717 families residing in the county. The population density was 63 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 9,354 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.84% White, 31.02% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,850 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% 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 3.18.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 18,721
1890 19,253 2.8%
1900 20,618 7.1%
1910 19,714 −4.4%
1920 19,636 −0.4%
1930 17,671 −10.0%
1940 19,309 9.3%
1950 18,011 −6.7%
1960 18,138 0.7%
1970 18,544 2.2%
1980 20,119 8.5%
1990 21,432 6.5%
2000 25,370 18.4%
2010 28,886 13.9%
Est. 2012 28,490 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]
Tate County MS sign 002 2012-03-31.jpg

As of 2000, the county's population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,836, and the median income for a family was $41,423. Males had a median income of $33,064 versus $21,154 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,154. About 10.60% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 34°39′N 89°56′W / 34.65°N 89.94°W / 34.65; -89.94