Carroll County, Mississippi

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Carroll County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1833
Seat Vaiden and Carrollton
Largest Town Vaiden
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

635 sq mi (1,645 km²)
628 sq mi (1,627 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.07%
 - (2000)
 - Density

18/sq mi (7/km²)

Carroll County is a county located in the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 10,769. Its county seats are Vaiden and Carrollton6. It is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,643 km² (635 sq mi). 1,626 km² (628 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.07%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CoutiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,769 people, 4,071 households, and 3,069 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 4,888 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 62.67% White, 36.61% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 10,481
1850 18,491 76.4%
1860 22,035 19.2%
1870 21,047 −4.5%
1880 17,795 −15.5%
1890 18,773 5.5%
1900 22,116 17.8%
1910 23,139 4.6%
1920 20,324 −12.2%
1930 19,765 −2.8%
1940 20,651 4.5%
1950 15,499 −24.9%
1960 11,177 −27.9%
1970 9,397 −15.9%
1980 9,776 4.0%
1990 9,237 −5.5%
2000 10,769 16.6%
Est. 2006 10,326 −4.1%

There were 4,071 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 15.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,878, and the median income for a family was $35,711. Males had a median income of $28,459 versus $19,695 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,744. About 13.70% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 23.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities Edit

Coordinates: 33°27′N 89°55′W / 33.45, -89.92

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