Tate County, Mississippi
|Tate County, Mississippi|
Tate County Courthouse
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
|• Total||411 sq mi (1,064 km2)|
|• Land||405 sq mi (1,049 km2)|
|• Water||6.2 sq mi (16 km2), 1.5%|
|• Density||71/sq mi (27/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Tate County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,886. Its county seat is Senatobia. The county is named for one of the first prominent settlers of the area, Thomas Simpson Tate.
Actor James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Tate County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 405 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (1.5%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in Mississippi by land area.
- DeSoto County (north)
- Marshall County (east)
- Lafayette County (southeast)
- Panola County (south)
- Tunica County (west)
As of the census 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.
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.
- Senatobia (county seat)
- Dry counties
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Tate County, Mississippi
- Northwest Mississippi Community College
- U.S.S. Tate
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|Tunica County||Marshall County|
|Panola County||Lafayette County|