Quitman County, Mississippi
Infobox U.S. County
county = Quitman County
state = Mississippi
map size = 150
founded = 1877
seat = Marks | largest city wl = Lambert | city type = Town
area percentage = 0.41%
census yr = 2000
pop = 10117
Quitman County is a
countylocated in the Mississippi Deltaregion of the U.S. stateof Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 10,117. Its county seatis MarksGR|6. Quitman County is named for John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippifrom 1835 to 1836 and from 1850 to 1851.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 406
square miles (1,053 km²), of which, 405 square miles (1,049 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,117 people, 3,565 households, and 2,506 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 3,923 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 30.47% White, 68.62% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ms190090.txt MS Counties 1900-1990]
There were 3,565 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.60% were married couples living together, 26.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.42.
In the county the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $20,636, and the median income for a family was $25,394. Males had a median income of $23,571 versus $16,993 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $10,817. About 28.60% of families and 33.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.10% of those under age 18 and 30.60% of those age 65 or over.
*Public School Districts
Quitman County School District
**Delta Academy (Marks)
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