|Marion County, Mississippi|
Marion County courthouse in Columbia, Mississippi
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
548.58 sq mi (1,421 km²)
542.34 sq mi (1,405 km²)
6.24 sq mi (16 km²), 1.14%
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 27,088. Its county seat is Columbia. Marion County is named for American Revolutionary War guerrilla leader Francis Marion.
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 548.58 square miles (1,420.8 km2), of which 542.34 square miles (1,404.7 km2) (or 98.86%) is land and 6.24 square miles (16.2 km2) (or 1.14%) is water.
Major highways[edit | edit source]
- U.S. Highway 98
- Mississippi Highway 13
- Mississippi Highway 35
- Mississippi Highway 43
- Mississippi Highway 44
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Jefferson Davis County (north)
- Lamar County (east)
- Pearl River County (southeast)
- Washington Parish, Louisiana (south)
- Walthall County (west)
- Lawrence County (northwest)
|Lawrence County||Jefferson Davis County|
|Walthall County||Lamar County|
Marion County, Mississippi
|Washington Parish, Louisiana||Pearl River County|
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|MS Counties 1900-1990|
GeoHive - 2000 & 2010 statistics
As of the census 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 age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure[edit | edit source]
Communities[edit | edit source]
City[edit | edit source]
Unincorporated communities[edit | edit source]
Notable natives and residents[edit | edit source]
- Earl W. Bascom (1916-1995), "Father of Modern Rodeo" and Hall of Fame cowboy, produced Marion County's first rodeo in 1935
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Columbia city, Mississippi." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 21, 2010.
- ^ "Public Appearance Calendar Governor Ronnie Musgrove For the Week of December 31, 2001." Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Retrieved on July 21, 2010. "Columbia Training School 1730 Highway 44 Columbia, MS."
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