|Tippah County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
460 sq mi (1,191 km²)
458 sq mi (1,186 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.45%
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Tippah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 20,826. Its county seat is Ripley6. Tippah County is named for Tippah, wife of Pontotoc, an important Chickasaw leader.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Major Highways[edit | edit source]
Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]
- Hardeman County (north)
- Alcorn County (northeast)
- Prentiss County (southeast)
- Union County (south)
- Benton County (west)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census² of 2000, there are 20,826 people, 8,108 households, and 5,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 8,868 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.85% White, 15.92% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 2.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,108 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 11.80% 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 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,300, and the median income for a family was $34,547. Males had a median income of $27,505 versus $20,446 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,041. About 14.00% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 23.30% of those age 65 or over.
Communities[edit | edit source]
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