Tate County, Mississippi

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Tate County, Mississippi
Tate County Courthouse.jpg
Tate County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tate County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1873
Seat Senatobia
Largest city Senatobia
Area
 • Total 411 sq mi (1,064 km2)
 • Land 405 sq mi (1,049 km2)
 • Water 6.2 sq mi (16 km2), 1.5%
Population
 • (2010) 28,886
 • Density 71/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Tate County Courthouse, 201 S. Ward St. Senatobia

Tate County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,886.[1] Its county seat is Senatobia.[2] Organized in 1873 during the Reconstruction era, from portions of DeSoto, Marshall, and Tunica counties, the county is named for Thomas Simpson Tate, one of the first prominent American settlers of the area.

Tate County is part of the Memphis, TN–MS–AR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located just east of the Mississippi Delta.

Actor James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, an unincorporated area of Tate County. At the age of five, he was sent north where he grew up with his maternal grandparents on their farm in Jackson, Michigan.

Geography

Map of Tate County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 405 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (1.5%) is water.[3] It is the third-smallest county in Mississippi by land area.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 18,721
1890 19,253 2.8%
1900 20,618 7.1%
1910 19,714 −4.4%
1920 19,636 −0.4%
1930 17,671 −10.0%
1940 19,309 9.3%
1950 18,011 −6.7%
1960 18,138 0.7%
1970 18,544 2.2%
1980 20,119 8.5%
1990 21,432 6.5%
2000 25,370 18.4%
2010 28,886 13.9%
Est. 2016 28,201 [4] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 25,370 people, 8,850 households, and 6,717 families residing in the county. The population density was 63 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 9,354 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.84% White, 31.02% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,850 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.18.

As of 2000, the county's population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,836, and the median income for a family was $41,423. Males had a median income of $33,064 versus $21,154 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,154. About 10.60% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Tate County MS sign 002 2012-03-31.jpg

City

Town

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 64.5% 7,495 33.8% 3,926 1.8% 206
2012 59.1% 7,332 39.8% 4,933 1.1% 141
2008 60.1% 7,678 39.2% 5,003 0.8% 97
2004 60.5% 6,760 38.9% 4,347 0.5% 60
2000 59.2% 5,148 39.6% 3,441 1.2% 104
1996 50.4% 3,694 43.6% 3,195 6.0% 441
1992 50.1% 4,196 42.0% 3,519 7.8% 656
1988 61.1% 4,553 38.6% 2,872 0.3% 24
1984 61.9% 4,677 37.7% 2,846 0.5% 34
1980 45.4% 3,343 52.8% 3,892 1.8% 131
1976 38.8% 2,497 58.2% 3,747 3.0% 192
1972 75.7% 3,966 22.0% 1,151 2.3% 119
1968 13.2% 605 25.4% 1,162 61.4% 2,810
1964 89.4% 2,390 10.6% 283
1960 13.6% 241 38.7% 686 47.7% 845
1956 9.8% 171 80.9% 1,414 9.4% 164
1952 19.7% 387 80.3% 1,575
1948 1.1% 16 14.1% 199 84.8% 1,197
1944 2.0% 29 98.1% 1,455
1940 0.2% 3 99.8% 1,609
1936 0.6% 7 99.4% 1,088
1932 0.9% 9 99.0% 986 0.1% 1
1928 3.2% 42 96.8% 1,274
1924 0.6% 6 98.8% 1,002 0.6% 6
1920 11.7% 117 87.3% 876 1.1% 11
1916 1.6% 18 97.7% 1,074 0.6% 7
1912 3.3% 23 86.8% 612 9.9% 70

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links

  • Tate County Economic Development Foundation
  • The Democrat - Weekly newspaper serving Tate County.
  • Tate County Sheriff

Coordinates: 34°39′N 89°56′W / 34.65°N 89.94°W / 34.65; -89.94

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