Attala County, Mississippi

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Attala County, Mississippi
Attala County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Attala County courthouse in Kosciusko, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Attala County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded1833
SeatKosciusko
Largest cityKosciusko
Area
 • Total737.10 sq mi (1,909 km2)
 • Land735.13 sq mi (1,904 km2)
 • Water1.97 sq mi (5 km2), 0.27%
Population
 • (2010)19,564
 • Density26/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.attalacounty.net
 
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Attala County, Mississippi
Attala County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Attala County courthouse in Kosciusko, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Attala County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded1833
SeatKosciusko
Largest cityKosciusko
Area
 • Total737.10 sq mi (1,909 km2)
 • Land735.13 sq mi (1,904 km2)
 • Water1.97 sq mi (5 km2), 0.27%
Population
 • (2010)19,564
 • Density26/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.attalacounty.net

Attala County /ˈætələ/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,564.[1] Its county seat is Kosciusko.[2] Attala county is named for Attala, a fictional Native American heroine from an early-19th-century novel of the same name by François-René de Chateaubriand.

The historian of the American Civil War, John D. Winters was born in Attala County in 1917.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 737.10 square miles (1,909.1 km2), of which 735.13 square miles (1,904.0 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 1.97 square miles (5.1 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18404,303
185010,991155.4%
186014,16928.9%
187014,7764.3%
188019,98835.3%
189022,21311.1%
190026,24818.2%
191028,8519.9%
192024,831−13.9%
193026,0354.8%
194030,22716.1%
195026,652−11.8%
196021,335−19.9%
197019,570−8.3%
198019,8651.5%
199018,481−7.0%
200019,6616.4%
201019,564−0.5%
Est. 201219,157−2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,564 people residing in the county. 56.2% were White, 42.0% Black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% of some other race and 0.6% of two or more races. 1.7% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 19,661 people, 7,567 households, and 5,380 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 8,639 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.34% White, 40.00% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,567 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 16.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,794, and the median income for a family was $30,796. Males had a median income of $26,180 versus $17,394 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,782. About 18.30% of families and 21.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 21.40% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 33°05′N 89°35′W / 33.09°N 89.58°W / 33.09; -89.58