Marion County, Mississippi

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Marion County
Marion County courthouse in Columbia
Marion County courthouse in Columbia
Flag of Marion County
Map of Mississippi highlighting Marion County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°14′N 89°49′W / 31.23°N 89.82°W / 31.23; -89.82
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1811
Named forFrancis Marion
SeatColumbia
Largest cityColumbia
Area
 • Total549 sq mi (1,420 km2)
 • Land542 sq mi (1,400 km2)
 • Water6.2 sq mi (16 km2)  1.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total27,088
 • Estimate 
(2018)
24,715
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.marioncountyms.com

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,088.[1] Its county seat is Columbia.[2] Marion County is named for American Revolutionary War guerrilla leader Francis Marion also known as The Swamp Fox.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 549 square miles (1,420 km2), of which 542 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18203,116
18303,69118.5%
18403,8303.8%
18504,41015.1%
18604,6866.3%
18704,211−10.1%
18806,90163.9%
18909,53238.1%
190013,50141.6%
191015,59915.5%
192017,1449.9%
193019,92316.2%
194024,08520.9%
195023,967−0.5%
196023,293−2.8%
197022,871−1.8%
198025,70812.4%
199025,544−0.6%
200025,5950.2%
201027,0885.8%
2018 (est.)24,715[5]−8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2020 census[edit]

Marion County racial composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 15,721 64.32%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 7,583 31.03%
Native American 42 0.17%
Asian 65 0.27%
Other/Mixed 624 2.55%
Hispanic or Latino 406 1.66%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 24,441 people, 9,483 households, and 5,863 families residing in the county.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 25,595 people, 9,336 households, and 6,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km2). There were 10,395 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 66.96% White, 31.87% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,336 households, out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 15.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,555, and the median income for a family was $29,894. Males had a median income of $26,909 versus $17,192 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,301. About 20.70% of families and 24.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.60% of those under age 18 and 23.00% of those aged 65 or over.


Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Mississippi Department of Human Services's Division of Youth Services operated the Columbia Training School in unincorporated Marion County. The facility was closed in 2008.[12][13]

United States presidential election results for Marion County, Mississippi[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,273 67.94% 3,787 31.10% 117 0.96%
2016 7,836 67.01% 3,677 31.45% 180 1.54%
2012 8,237 64.71% 4,393 34.51% 99 0.78%
2008 8,513 65.43% 4,422 33.99% 75 0.58%
2004 7,999 66.95% 3,888 32.54% 60 0.50%
2000 6,796 61.79% 4,114 37.41% 88 0.80%
1996 5,023 50.39% 4,334 43.48% 611 6.13%
1992 5,776 49.74% 4,654 40.08% 1,183 10.19%
1988 7,019 61.87% 4,240 37.38% 85 0.75%
1984 7,355 66.11% 3,757 33.77% 13 0.12%
1980 5,218 48.73% 5,366 50.12% 123 1.15%
1976 5,300 49.36% 5,283 49.20% 154 1.43%
1972 6,805 79.40% 1,693 19.75% 72 0.84%
1968 763 9.16% 1,722 20.66% 5,848 70.18%
1964 5,469 91.55% 505 8.45% 0 0.00%
1960 698 22.92% 1,082 35.53% 1,265 41.54%
1956 611 20.15% 1,751 57.75% 670 22.10%
1952 1,420 35.35% 2,597 64.65% 0 0.00%
1948 49 1.79% 205 7.47% 2,491 90.75%
1944 54 2.16% 2,441 97.84% 0 0.00%
1940 45 2.11% 2,083 97.89% 0 0.00%
1936 37 1.88% 1,932 98.07% 1 0.05%
1932 94 3.71% 2,429 95.97% 8 0.32%
1928 526 36.33% 922 63.67% 0 0.00%
1924 99 8.70% 1,039 91.30% 0 0.00%
1920 143 18.52% 613 79.40% 16 2.07%
1916 51 6.01% 792 93.40% 5 0.59%
1912 12 2.51% 438 91.44% 29 6.05%


Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • Columbia (county seat & only incorporated place)

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ U.S. Census Bureau profile of Columbia, MS . Retrieved on July 21, 2010.
  13. ^ "Public Appearance Calendar Governor Ronnie Musgrove For the Week of December 31, 2001 Archived October 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine". Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Retrieved on July 21, 2010. "Columbia Training School 1730 Highway 44 Columbia, MS."
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  15. ^ Marion County. 2012. ISBN 9780738591933.

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Coordinates: 31°14′N 89°49′W / 31.23°N 89.82°W / 31.23; -89.82