|Choctaw County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
420 sq mi (1,088 km²)
419 sq mi (1,085 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.17%
10/sq mi (4/km²)
Choctaw County was formed in 1833. In 1950 the county had a population of 11,009. 
- Webster County (north)
- Oktibbeha County (east)
- Winston County (southeast)
- Attala County (southwest)
- Montgomery County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,758 people, 3,686 households, and 2,668 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 4,249 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.03% White, 30.68% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,686 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,020, and the median income for a family was $31,095. Males had a median income of $26,966 versus $17,798 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,474. About 17.70% of families and 24.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.80% of those under age 18 and 21.30% of those age 65 or over.
- Ghost towns
- Public School Districts
- Private Schools
- ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 403
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