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Attala County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Attala County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1833
Seat Kosciusko
Largest city Kosciusko
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

737 sq mi (1,909 km²)
735 sq mi (1,904 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,661
26/sq mi (10/km²)

Attala County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 19,661. Its county seat is Kosciusko6. Attala county is named for Attala, a fictional Native American heroine from an early 19th Century novel by François-René de Chateaubriand.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,909 km² (737 sq mi). 1,904 km² (735 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.27%) is water.

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Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 4,303
1850 10,991 155.4%
1860 14,169 28.9%
1870 14,776 4.3%
1880 19,988 35.3%
1890 22,213 11.1%
1900 26,248 18.2%
1910 28,851 9.9%
1920 24,831 −13.9%
1930 26,035 4.8%
1940 30,227 16.1%
1950 26,652 −11.8%
1960 21,335 −19.9%
1970 19,570 −8.3%
1980 19,865 1.5%
1990 18,481 −7.0%
2000 19,661 6.4%
Est. 2006 19,644 −0.1%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,661 people, 7,567 households, and 5,380 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 8,639 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 58.34% White, 40.00% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,567 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 16.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,794, and the median income for a family was $30,796. Males had a median income of $26,180 versus $17,394 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,782. About 18.30% of families and 21.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 21.40% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 33°05′N 89°35′W / 33.09, -89.58

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