Winston County, Mississippi
|Winston County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
610.11 sq mi (1,580 km²)
606.97 sq mi (1,572 km²)
3.14 sq mi (8 km²), 0.51%
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Winston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. In 2010, the population was 19,198. Its county seat is Louisville. Winston County is named for Louis Winston (1784–1824), a colonel in the militia, a prominent lawyer, and a judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court.
The county is the site of Nanih Waiya, an ancient mound built in the Woodland period, about 1 CE-300 CE. Since the 17th century, it has been venerated by the historic Choctaw people of this territory. Since 2008 it has again been held by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a federally recognized tribe.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 610.11 square miles (1,580.2 km2), of which 606.97 square miles (1,572.0 km2) (or 99.49%) is land and 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.51%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties 
- Oktibbeha County (north)
- Noxubee County (east)
- Kemper County (southeast)
- Neshoba County (south)
- Attala County (west)
- Choctaw County (northwest)
||Choctaw County||Oktibbeha County|
|Attala County||Noxubee County|
|Neshoba County||Kemper County|
National protected area 
- Tombigbee National Forest (part)
At the 2000 census, there were 20,160 people, 7,578 households and 5,471 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,472 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 55.26% White, 43.25% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
|MS Counties 1900-1990
GeoHive - 2000 & 2010 statistics
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,578 households of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.90% were married couples living together, 18.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.
26.80% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.30 males.
The median household income was $28,256, and the median family income was $33,602. Males had a median income of $28,665 versus $18,210 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,548 About 19.40% of families and 23.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 18.90% of those age 65 or over.
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- History of Winston County, Mississippi
- Ken Carleton, "Nanih Waiya: Mother Mound of the Choctaw", The Delta Endangered, Spring 1996, Vol.1 (1), NPS Archeology Program, accessed 16 Nov 2009
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.