Warren County, Mississippi

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Warren County
Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, built c. 1940, located across from the Old Courthouse Museum.
Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, built c. 1940, located across from the Old Courthouse Museum.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Warren County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°22′N 90°51′W / 32.36°N 90.85°W / 32.36; -90.85
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedDecember 22, 1809
Named forJoseph Warren
SeatVicksburg
Largest cityVicksburg
Area
 • Total619 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Land589 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Water30 sq mi (80 km2)  4.9%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total44,722
 • Density72/sq mi (28/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.co.warren.ms.us

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,773.[1] Its county seat is Vicksburg.[2] Created by legislative act of December 22, 1809, Warren County is named for American Revolutionary War officer Joseph Warren.

Part of the Mississippi Delta and the historic cotton culture, Warren County is included in the Vicksburg, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven, MS Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 30 square miles (78 km2) (4.9%) is water.[3]

The county exists in two sections, connected only by a narrow 500ft wide section between Madison Parish, Louisiana and Issaquena County, Mississippi along the delta of the Yazoo River. This area was once along the Mississippi River, but has since become an oxbow lake and marsh and no roads traverse this strip of land. The community of Eagle Bend is in this area.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18101,114
18202,693141.7%
18307,861191.9%
184015,820101.2%
185018,12014.5%
186020,69614.2%
187026,76929.3%
188031,23816.7%
189033,1646.2%
190040,91223.4%
191037,488−8.4%
192033,362−11.0%
193035,7857.3%
194039,59510.6%
195039,6160.1%
196042,2066.5%
197044,9816.6%
198051,62714.8%
199047,880−7.3%
200049,6443.7%
201048,773−1.8%
2018 (est.)46,176[4]−5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]
Age pyramid Warren County[9]

2020 census[edit]

Warren County Racial Composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White 20,909 46.75%
Black or African American 21,290 47.61%
Native American 67 0.15%
Asian 364 0.81%
Other/Mixed 1,216 2.72%
Hispanic or Latino 876 1.96%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 44,722 people, 18,235 households, and 11,480 families residing in the county.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,773 people living in the county. 50.3% were White, 47.0% Black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 1.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 49,644 people, 18,756 households, and 13,222 families living in the county. The population density was 85 people per square mile (33/km2). There were 20,789 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 54.97% White, 43.19% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2005 census estimates based on the American Community Survey suggested that non-Hispanic whites were 51.5% of Warren County's population. Warren County was the only county in Mississippi along the Mississippi River, in addition to Desoto, where whites made up a majority of the population. African Americans were 46.0% of the county's population. People identifying as of two or more races were 0.6%, less than in the previous ACS. The Latino population was 1.2% of the total for the county.[12]

In 2000 there were 18,756 households, out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 19.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.50% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,056, and the median income for a family was $41,706. Males had a median income of $33,566 versus $21,975 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,527. About 15.00% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.

Warren County has the seventh highest per capita income in the State of Mississippi.


Government and politics[edit]

Board of Supervisors[edit]

Members are elected from each of the five supervisory districts. The Board of Supervisors guides and establishes policies for the county government. Members of the board of make decisions regarding economic development, public health and welfare and county roads.

National politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Warren County, Mississippi[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 10,365 49.23% 10,442 49.60% 246 1.17%
2016 9,767 50.30% 9,284 47.82% 365 1.88%
2012 10,457 48.89% 10,786 50.42% 148 0.69%
2008 11,152 51.24% 10,489 48.19% 123 0.57%
2004 11,356 57.69% 8,224 41.78% 103 0.52%
2000 10,892 58.49% 7,485 40.19% 246 1.32%
1996 9,261 47.77% 8,774 45.26% 1,350 6.96%
1992 10,209 49.61% 8,175 39.73% 2,194 10.66%
1988 12,507 62.01% 7,437 36.87% 226 1.12%
1984 12,959 60.99% 8,054 37.90% 235 1.11%
1980 10,151 56.00% 7,489 41.31% 488 2.69%
1976 8,699 55.39% 6,299 40.11% 707 4.50%
1972 10,420 71.97% 3,480 24.04% 578 3.99%
1968 2,392 16.95% 4,503 31.91% 7,217 51.14%
1964 7,409 81.96% 1,631 18.04% 0 0.00%
1960 2,277 34.57% 2,289 34.75% 2,021 30.68%
1956 2,419 45.40% 1,857 34.85% 1,052 19.74%
1952 3,458 59.38% 2,366 40.63% 0 0.00%
1948 245 5.88% 320 7.67% 3,605 86.45%
1944 304 8.67% 3,202 91.33% 0 0.00%
1940 192 5.92% 3,048 94.05% 1 0.03%
1936 122 3.63% 3,233 96.19% 6 0.18%
1932 169 6.47% 2,422 92.76% 20 0.77%
1928 530 16.07% 2,769 83.93% 0 0.00%
1924 328 15.46% 1,794 84.54% 0 0.00%
1920 161 12.80% 1,082 86.01% 15 1.19%
1916 73 5.69% 1,204 93.92% 5 0.39%
1912 55 4.11% 1,135 84.76% 149 11.13%

Communities[edit]

The Warren County sheriff's department is located in an annex building across from the courthouse.
The Warren County Board of Supervisors meets in this mall building in Vicksburg.
Old Courthouse Museum, also known as the Eva W. Davis Memorial is located in Vicksburg across the street from the 1940 courthouse.

City[edit]

  • Vicksburg (county seat and only municipality)

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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 June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Warren County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 10, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°22′N 90°51′W / 32.36°N 90.85°W / 32.36; -90.85