Monroe County, Mississippi

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Monroe County, Mississippi
MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ABERDEEN, MONROE COUNTY. MS.jpg
Map of Mississippi highlighting Monroe County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1821
Named for James Monroe
Seat Aberdeen
Largest city Amory
Area
 • Total 772 sq mi (1,999 km2)
 • Land 765 sq mi (1,981 km2)
 • Water 7.0 sq mi (18 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 36,989
 • Density 48/sq mi (19/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.monroems.com

Monroe County is a county on the northeast border of the U.S. state of Mississippi next to Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,989.[1] Its county seat is Aberdeen.[2]

History[edit]

The county is named in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.[3] Part of the county east of the Tombigbee River originally made-up part of the Alabama Territory, belonging to Marion County, until new lines of demarcation put it in the State of Mississippi in 1821.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 772 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 765 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 7.0 square miles (18 km2) (0.9%) is water.[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18202,721
18303,86141.9%
18409,250139.6%
185021,172128.9%
186021,2830.5%
187022,6316.3%
188028,55326.2%
189030,7307.6%
190031,2161.6%
191035,17812.7%
192032,613−7.3%
193036,14110.8%
194037,6484.2%
195036,543−2.9%
196033,953−7.1%
197034,0430.3%
198036,4046.9%
199036,5820.5%
200038,0143.9%
201036,989−2.7%
Est. 201635,873[6]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 38,014 people, 14,603 households, and 10,660 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 16,236 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.37% White, 30.77% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,603 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 17.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,307, and the median income for a family was $36,749. Males had a median income of $30,232 versus $20,411 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,072. About 13.60% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Village[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 64.0% 10,167 34.8% 5,524 1.2% 193
2012 57.5% 9,723 41.7% 7,056 0.8% 139
2008 58.2% 10,184 41.0% 7,169 0.8% 143
2004 59.5% 9,308 39.9% 6,237 0.6% 87
2000 55.4% 7,397 43.3% 5,783 1.4% 180
1996 46.0% 5,206 45.8% 5,184 8.3% 934
1992 49.0% 5,994 40.4% 4,933 10.6% 1,297
1988 57.7% 6,447 41.8% 4,669 0.5% 57
1984 62.3% 7,387 37.4% 4,437 0.3% 36
1980 39.2% 4,793 57.2% 6,998 3.7% 448
1976 42.2% 4,737 54.3% 6,097 3.6% 400
1972 84.1% 7,273 14.8% 1,279 1.1% 96
1968 11.1% 1,167 14.3% 1,506 74.6% 7,856
1964 85.1% 5,627 14.9% 985
1960 28.8% 1,400 39.1% 1,901 32.1% 1,559
1956 15.3% 705 78.5% 3,630 6.3% 289
1952 28.8% 1,417 71.3% 3,512
1948 1.8% 54 21.1% 624 77.1% 2,281
1944 4.9% 159 95.1% 3,104
1940 2.8% 94 97.1% 3,263 0.1% 3
1936 1.7% 55 98.2% 3,199 0.1% 3
1932 2.3% 82 97.6% 3,448 0.1% 3
1928 11.0% 376 89.0% 3,033
1924 4.9% 121 93.8% 2,326 1.3% 32
1920 6.8% 139 92.5% 1,881 0.7% 14
1916 4.6% 82 94.6% 1,684 0.8% 15
1912 1.7% 25 95.8% 1,377 2.5% 36

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 212. 
  4. ^ John M. Allman III (ed.), "An Abbreviated History of Marion County, Ala.", The Marion County Historical & Genealogical Societies, Alabama Tracks vol. XI #4 1992. See online at: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 

Coordinates: 33°53′N 88°29′W / 33.89°N 88.49°W / 33.89; -88.49