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George County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting George County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1910
Seat Lucedale
Largest city Lucedale
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

484 sq mi (1,254 km²)
478 sq mi (1,238 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,144
39/sq mi (15/km²)

George County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 19,144. Its county seat is Lucedale6. George County is named for James Z. George, US Senator from Mississippi.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,253 km² (484 sq mi). 1,239 km² (478 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.10%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,144 people, 6,742 households, and 5,305 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (40/sq mi). There were 7,513 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.38% White, 8.82% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 6,599
1920 5,564 −15.7%
1930 7,523 35.2%
1940 8,704 15.7%
1950 10,012 15.0%
1960 11,098 10.8%
1970 12,459 12.3%
1980 15,927 27.8%
1990 16,673 4.7%
2000 19,144 14.8%
Est. 2006 21,828 14.0%

There were 6,742 households out of which 38.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.00% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.30% were non-families. 19.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,730, and the median income for a family was $39,386. Males had a median income of $33,575 versus $20,542 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,337. About 13.00% of families and 16.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.80% of those under age 18 and 20.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities Edit

See also Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 30°52′N 88°38′W / 30.87, -88.64

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