Greene County, Mississippi

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Greene County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Greene County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1811
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Leakesville
Largest town Leakesville
Area
 • Total 719 sq mi (1,862 km2)
 • Land 713 sq mi (1,847 km2)
 • Water 5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 14,400
 • Density 20/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.greenecountyms.gov

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,400.[1] Its county seat is Leakesville.[2] The county was established in 1811 and is named for General Nathanael Greene.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 719 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 713 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.8%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,445
1830 1,854 28.3%
1840 1,636 −11.8%
1850 2,018 23.3%
1860 2,232 10.6%
1870 2,038 −8.7%
1880 3,194 56.7%
1890 3,906 22.3%
1900 6,795 74.0%
1910 6,050 −11.0%
1920 10,430 72.4%
1930 10,644 2.1%
1940 9,512 −10.6%
1950 8,215 −13.6%
1960 8,366 1.8%
1970 8,545 2.1%
1980 9,827 15.0%
1990 10,220 4.0%
2000 13,299 30.1%
2010 14,400 8.3%
Est. 2016 13,408 [5] −6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 13,299 people, 4,148 households, and 3,152 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,947 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.79% White, 26.18% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,148 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% 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 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 13.10% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 130.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 141.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,336, and the median income for a family was $33,037. Males had a median income of $30,189 versus $17,935 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,868. About 16.50% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Mississippi Department of Corrections South Mississippi Correctional Institution is located in an unincorporated area of Greene County.[11][12] It opened in 1990; in the 21st century, it has an inmate population of more than 3,000 men, which has added markedly to the total population of the county. Its inmates constitute approximately 21 percent of the state's total prisoners. The facility provides employment to numerous residents of the county.

The Greene County School District includes: Greene County High School, Greene County Vocational-Technical School, Leakesville Elementary School, Leakesville Junior High School, McLain Attendance Center, and Sand Hill Attendance Center. [13]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.7% 4,335 18.1% 974 1.1% 60
2012 76.5% 4,531 22.4% 1,325 1.1% 66
2008 75.3% 4,361 23.6% 1,366 1.1% 62
2004 72.7% 3,850 26.8% 1,421 0.5% 28
2000 69.5% 3,082 29.7% 1,317 0.8% 37
1996 53.7% 1,947 37.2% 1,347 9.1% 331
1992 51.9% 2,406 35.9% 1,664 12.2% 566
1988 57.1% 2,837 32.9% 1,637 10.0% 496
1984 67.6% 2,744 31.9% 1,297 0.5% 21
1980 50.0% 1,772 49.1% 1,740 0.8% 29
1976 40.8% 1,538 56.4% 2,127 2.8% 105
1972 83.5% 2,884 14.9% 513 1.6% 56
1968 4.0% 132 13.5% 449 82.5% 2,744
1964 89.5% 1,845 10.5% 216
1960 15.7% 247 34.9% 550 49.5% 781
1956 28.6% 351 59.7% 734 11.7% 144
1952 28.9% 506 71.1% 1,247
1948 1.4% 14 11.6% 118 87.0% 886
1944 10.7% 109 89.3% 907
1940 6.7% 66 93.4% 926
1936 5.2% 46 94.4% 830 0.3% 3
1932 3.4% 29 96.5% 818 0.1% 1
1928 36.6% 342 63.4% 593
1924 6.4% 31 93.6% 456
1920 6.6% 24 92.6% 337 0.8% 3
1916 7.4% 32 91.7% 399 0.9% 4
1912 4.2% 13 86.2% 268 9.6% 30

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "State Prisons." Mississippi Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 21, 2010.
  12. ^ "MDOC QUICK REFERENCE." Mississippi Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 21, 2010.
  13. ^ http://www.greene.k12.ms.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=51
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 31°13′N 88°38′W / 31.22°N 88.64°W / 31.22; -88.64