Wayne County, Mississippi

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Wayne County, Mississippi
Wayne County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Wayne County courthouse in Waynesboro
Map of Mississippi highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1809
Named for Anthony Wayne
Seat Waynesboro
Largest city Waynesboro
Area
 • Total 814 sq mi (2,108 km2)
 • Land 811 sq mi (2,100 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 20,747
 • Density 26/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.waynecounty.ms

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,747.[1] Its county seat is Waynesboro.[2] The county is named for General Anthony Wayne.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,110 km2), of which 811 square miles (2,100 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.3%) is water.[3] It is the fifth-largest county in Mississippi by land area.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,253
1820 3,323 165.2%
1830 2,781 −16.3%
1840 2,120 −23.8%
1850 2,892 36.4%
1860 3,691 27.6%
1870 4,206 14.0%
1880 8,741 107.8%
1890 9,817 12.3%
1900 12,539 27.7%
1910 14,709 17.3%
1920 15,467 5.2%
1930 15,295 −1.1%
1940 16,928 10.7%
1950 17,010 0.5%
1960 16,258 −4.4%
1970 16,650 2.4%
1980 19,135 14.9%
1990 19,517 2.0%
2000 21,216 8.7%
2010 20,747 −2.2%
Est. 2013 20,539 −1.0%
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 21,216 people, 7,857 households, and 5,853 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 9,049 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.29% White, 38.01% Black, 0.07% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Latino of any race.

There were 7,857 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 17.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,918, and the median income for a family was $30,513. Males had a median income of $27,139 versus $16,680 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,757. About 21.40% of families and 25.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.70% of those under age 18 and 21.90% of those age 65 or over.

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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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 31°38′N 88°42′W / 31.64°N 88.70°W / 31.64; -88.70