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Calhoun County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1852
Seat Pittsboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

588 sq mi (1,523 km²)
587 sq mi (1,520 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.24%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,069
13/sq mi (5/km²)

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 15,069. Its county seat is Pittsboro6. Calhoun County is named after John C. Calhoun, the U.S. Vice President and U.S. Senator from South Carolina.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,523 km² (588 sq mi). 1,519 km² (587 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.24%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,069 people, 6,019 households, and 4,255 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 6,902 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 69.41% White, 28.65% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 9,518
1870 10,561 11.0%
1880 13,492 27.8%
1890 14,688 8.9%
1900 16,512 12.4%
1910 17,726 7.4%
1920 16,823 −5.1%
1930 18,080 7.5%
1940 20,893 15.6%
1950 18,369 −12.1%
1960 15,941 −13.2%
1970 14,623 −8.3%
1980 15,664 7.1%
1990 14,908 −4.8%
2000 15,069 1.1%
Est. 2006 14,647 −2.8%

There were 6,019 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 15.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,113, and the median income for a family was $34,407. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $19,491 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,106. About 14.90% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.20% of those under age 18 and 21.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities Edit

See also Edit

Coordinates: 33°56′N 89°20′W / 33.94, -89.34

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