|Chickasaw County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
|Seat||Houston and Okolona|
504 sq mi (1,305 km²)
502 sq mi (1,300 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.54%
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Chickasaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 19,440. Its county seats are Houston and Okolona6. Chickasaw county is named for the Chickasaw Native Americans.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Major Highways[edit | edit source]
- U.S. Highway 45
- Mississippi Highway 8
- Mississippi Highway 15
- Mississippi Highway 32
- Mississippi Highway 41
- Mississippi Highway 47
- Natchez Trace Parkway
Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]
- Pontotoc County (north)
- Lee County (northeast)
- Monroe County (east)
- Clay County (southeast)
- Wesbter County (southwest)
- Calhoun County (west)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,440 people, 7,253 households, and 5,287 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 7,981 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 56.89% White, 41.26% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 2.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,253 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.80% were married couples living together, 18.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,364, and the median income for a family was $33,819. Males had a median income of $25,459 versus $20,099 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,279. About 16.80% of families and 20.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 22.40% of those age 65 or over.
Famous citizens[edit | edit source]
William Raspberry (b. Okolona, Mississippi, October 12, 1935) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated American public affairs columnist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Raspberry
Communities[edit | edit source]
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