Grenada County, Mississippi

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Grenada County, Mississippi
Pulling into Grenada Station - panoramio.jpg
Map of Mississippi highlighting Grenada County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Named for Granada
Seat Grenada
Largest city Grenada
Area
 • Total 449 sq mi (1,163 km2)
 • Land 422 sq mi (1,093 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2), 6.1%
Population
 • (2010) 21,906
 • Density 52/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5

Grenada County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,906.[1] Its county seat is Grenada.[2] The county is named for the province of Granada in southern Spain.[3] Its western border is formed by the Yazoo River and it fronts on the Mississippi Delta. Cotton cultivation was important to its economy well into the 20th century.

The Grenada, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Grenada County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 449 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 422 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (6.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 10,751
1880 12,071 12.3%
1890 14,974 24.0%
1900 14,112 −5.8%
1910 15,727 11.4%
1920 13,607 −13.5%
1930 16,802 23.5%
1940 19,052 13.4%
1950 18,830 −1.2%
1960 18,409 −2.2%
1970 19,854 7.8%
1980 21,043 6.0%
1990 21,555 2.4%
2000 23,263 7.9%
2010 21,906 −5.8%
Est. 2016 21,275 [5] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,906 people residing in the county. 56.9% were White, 41.7% Black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 0.9% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 23,263 people, 8,820 households, and 6,297 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 9,973 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 57.92% White, 40.93% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,820 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 18.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,385, and the median income for a family was $33,115. Males had a median income of $28,969 versus $21,567 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,786. About 17.60% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 26.40% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Grenada School District is the public school system.

Communities

City

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 56.8% 5,970 42.1% 4,424 1.1% 119
2012 52.8% 5,986 46.7% 5,288 0.5% 61
2008 55.1% 6,234 44.4% 5,029 0.5% 58
2004 58.1% 5,872 41.3% 4,180 0.6% 59
2000 54.7% 5,129 44.4% 4,163 1.0% 93
1996 47.9% 4,527 46.6% 4,402 5.6% 526
1992 49.3% 4,721 43.9% 4,203 6.7% 644
1988 59.1% 5,352 40.7% 3,683 0.2% 21
1984 60.8% 5,181 39.0% 3,325 0.2% 15
1980 48.1% 3,993 50.4% 4,182 1.5% 125
1976 50.8% 3,569 46.5% 3,263 2.7% 188
1972 75.1% 4,800 23.0% 1,471 1.9% 121
1968 10.1% 718 28.9% 2,050 61.0% 4,335
1964 95.9% 3,648 4.1% 155
1960 29.1% 682 22.6% 529 48.3% 1,132
1956 18.6% 407 43.4% 949 38.0% 832
1952 46.0% 1,000 54.0% 1,174
1948 1.7% 26 7.1% 109 91.2% 1,406
1944 7.9% 117 92.2% 1,373
1940 4.4% 62 95.0% 1,354 0.6% 9
1936 1.0% 13 99.0% 1,245
1932 1.0% 11 99.0% 1,101
1928 3.4% 40 96.7% 1,155
1924 1.8% 17 98.2% 933
1920 2.2% 12 96.4% 533 1.5% 8
1916 4.1% 28 94.9% 649 1.0% 7
1912 0.6% 3 94.8% 469 4.6% 23

See also

External links

  • Grenada County Sheriff's Office

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 144.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-04.

Coordinates: 33°46′N 89°48′W / 33.77°N 89.80°W / 33.77; -89.80

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