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_total_sq_mi =406
area_land_sq_mi =405
area_water_sq_mi =2
area percentage = 0.41%
census yr = 2000
pop = 10117
density_km2 =10
web =
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Quitman County is a county located in the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 10,117. Its county seat is MarksGR|6. Quitman County is named for John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836 and from 1850 to 1851.

Geography

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.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

*Tunica County (north)
*Panola County (east)
*Tallahatchie County (south)
*Coahoma County (west)

Demographics

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 density was 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.

USCensusPop
1880= 1407
1890= 3286
1900= 5435
1910= 11593
1920= 19861
1930= 25304
1940= 27191
1950= 25885
1960= 21019
1970= 15888
1980= 12636
1990= 10490
2000= 10117
estyear=2007
estimate=8910
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 income for 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.

Quitman County has the fifth lowest per capita income in Mississippi and the 51st lowest in the United States.

Communities

*Cities
**Marks

*Towns
**Crenshaw (mostly in Panola County)
**Crowder (partly in Panola County)
**Falcon
**Lambert
**Sledge

*Unincorporated places
**Belen
**Darling
**Vance

Education

*Public School Districts
**Quitman County School District

*Private Schools
**Delta Academy (Marks)

References


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