Grenada County, Mississippi

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Grenada County
Illinois Central Depot now used by Grenada Railroad.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Grenada County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°46′N 89°48′W / 33.77°N 89.8°W / 33.77; -89.8
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1870
Named forGranada
SeatGrenada
Largest cityGrenada
Area
 • Total449 sq mi (1,160 km2)
 • Land422 sq mi (1,090 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  6.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total21,906
 • Estimate 
(2018)
21,055
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd

Grenada County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi between Memphis and Jackson, Mississippi.[1] As reported by the 2019 United States Census Bureau, the population was 20,758.[2] Its county seat is Grenada.[3] The county was named for the province of Granada in southern Spain but spelled inaccurately.[4] Its western half is part of the Mississippi Delta. Cotton cultivation was important to its economy well into the 20th century.

The Grenada, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Grenada County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 449 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 422 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (6.1%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
187010,751
188012,07112.3%
189014,97424.0%
190014,112−5.8%
191015,72711.4%
192013,607−13.5%
193016,80223.5%
194019,05213.4%
195018,830−1.2%
196018,409−2.2%
197019,8547.8%
198021,0436.0%
199021,5552.4%
200023,2637.9%
201021,906−5.8%
2018 (est.)21,055[6]−3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[11]

As of the 2019 United States Census, there were 20,758 people living in the county.

55.3% were White, 42.9% Black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Native American, and 1.1% of two or more races. 1.6% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

There were 8,391 households. The median income for a household in the county was $40,122.

Employment[edit]

According to the Greater Grenada Partnership, in 2020, the top 3 local employers were Modine, Lennox, and the Grenada School District[12] Top regional employers include Winchester, Toyota Mississippi, and Franklin Corporation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Grenada has added 1,600 direct jobs between 2011 and 2019.[13]

On April 20, 2021, Milwaukee Tool announced that the manufacturing company will expand in Mississippi by constructing an accessories manufacturing facility in Grenada County. The project is a $60 million corporate investment and will create 800 jobs at the Grenada location.[14]

According to a study commissioned by the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Grenada Railroad supports a total of 11,174 jobs, $1.3 billion in gross product and $1 billion in personal income.

Education[edit]

Grenada School District is the public school system.

Infrastructure[edit]

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi, announced the award of a $6.22 million grant to Grenada Railroad, LLC., to complete the final phase of a project to refurbish a rail line between Canton, Mississippi, and Memphis, Tennessee.[15] Work in progress on the northern 100-mile project is set for completion in 2021. The entire 188 miles of the Memphis, TN to Canton, MS line will be rated at 286,000 gross weight on rails (GWR) with an authorized speed of 40 MPH making it a Class III Short Line Railroad.[16]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 55.7% 6,081 43.4% 4,734 0.9% 96
2016 56.8% 5,970 42.1% 4,424 1.1% 119
2012 52.8% 5,986 46.7% 5,288 0.5% 61
2008 55.1% 6,234 44.4% 5,029 0.5% 58
2004 58.1% 5,872 41.3% 4,180 0.6% 59
2000 54.7% 5,129 44.4% 4,163 1.0% 93
1996 47.9% 4,527 46.6% 4,402 5.6% 526
1992 49.3% 4,721 43.9% 4,203 6.7% 644
1988 59.1% 5,352 40.7% 3,683 0.2% 21
1984 60.8% 5,181 39.0% 3,325 0.2% 15
1980 48.1% 3,993 50.4% 4,182 1.5% 125
1976 50.8% 3,569 46.5% 3,263 2.7% 188
1972 75.1% 4,800 23.0% 1,471 1.9% 121
1968 10.1% 718 28.9% 2,050 61.0% 4,335
1964 95.9% 3,648 4.1% 155
1960 29.1% 682 22.6% 529 48.3% 1,132
1956 18.6% 407 43.4% 949 38.0% 832
1952 46.0% 1,000 54.0% 1,174
1948 1.7% 26 7.1% 109 91.2% 1,406
1944 7.9% 117 92.2% 1,373
1940 4.4% 62 95.0% 1,354 0.6% 9
1936 1.0% 13 99.0% 1,245
1932 1.0% 11 99.0% 1,101
1928 3.4% 40 96.7% 1,155
1924 1.8% 17 98.2% 933
1920 2.2% 12 96.4% 533 1.5% 8
1916 4.1% 28 94.9% 649 1.0% 7
1912 0.6% 3 94.8% 469 4.6% 23

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 Grenada Overview" (PDF). Greater Grenada Partnership. 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Grenada County, Mississippi". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 144.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "Top Employers 2020" (PDF). Greater Grenada Partnership. 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  13. ^ "Grenada Regional Workforce" (PDF). Greater Grenada Partnership. 2019. p. 1. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  14. ^ "Milwaukee Tool brings 800 new jobs to Grenada County | Grenada Economic Development District News". greatergrenada.com. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  15. ^ "$6.22 Million Grant for Grenada Railroad". Greater Grenada Partnership. October 10, 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  16. ^ "Back on track: Rescued from oblivion, Grenada Railroad delivers vital opportunity". Greater Grenada Partnership. April 4, 2021. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-04.

Coordinates: 33°46′N 89°48′W / 33.77°N 89.80°W / 33.77; -89.80