Winston County, Mississippi

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Winston County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Winston County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1833
Seat Louisville
Largest city Louisville
Area
 • Total 610.11 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Land 606.97 sq mi (1,572 km2)
 • Water 3.14 sq mi (8 km2), 0.51%
Population
 • (2010) 19,198
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.winstoncounty.com

Winston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,198.[1] Its county seat is Louisville.[2] The county is named for Louis Winston (1784–1824), a colonel in the militia, a prominent lawyer, and a judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court.[3]

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.[4] Since 2008 it has again been held by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a federally recognized tribe.

Geography[edit]

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.[5]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,650
1850 7,956 71.1%
1860 9,811 23.3%
1870 8,984 −8.4%
1880 10,087 12.3%
1890 12,089 19.8%
1900 14,124 16.8%
1910 17,139 21.3%
1920 18,139 5.8%
1930 21,239 17.1%
1940 22,751 7.1%
1950 22,231 −2.3%
1960 19,246 −13.4%
1970 18,406 −4.4%
1980 19,474 5.8%
1990 19,433 −0.2%
2000 20,160 3.7%
2010 19,198 −4.8%
Est. 2012 19,029 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[1]
Age pyramid Winston County[7]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,198 people residing in the county. 51.9% were White, 45.6% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 1.0% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

At the 2000 census,[8] 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.

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.

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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. ^ History of Winston County, Mississippi
  4. ^ Ken Carleton, "Nanih Waiya: Mother Mound of the Choctaw", The Delta Endangered, Spring 1996, Vol.1 (1), NPS Archeology Program, accessed 16 Nov 2009
  5. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 33°05′N 89°02′W / 33.09°N 89.04°W / 33.09; -89.04