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Grenada County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Grenada County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Seat Grenada
Largest city Grenada
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

449.38 sq mi (1,164 km²)
421.79 sq mi (1,092 km²)
27.58 sq mi (71 km²), 6.14%
 - (2010)
 - Density

54/sq mi (21/km²)

Grenada County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 21,906. Its county seat is Grenada[1]. Grenada County is named for the Spanish province of Granada.

The Grenada Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Grenada County.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 449.38 square miles (1,163.9 km2), of which 421.79 square miles (1,092.4 km2) (or 93.86%) is land and 27.58 square miles (71.4 km2) (or 6.14%) is water.[2]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 23,263 people, 8,820 households, and 6,297 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 9,973 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 57.92% White, 40.93% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 10,751
1880 12,071 12.3%
1890 14,974 24.0%
1900 14,112 −5.8%
1910 15,727 11.4%
1920 13,607 −13.5%
1930 16,802 23.5%
1940 19,052 13.4%
1950 18,830 −1.2%
1960 18,409 −2.2%
1970 19,854 7.8%
1980 21,043 6.0%
1990 21,555 2.4%
2000 23,263 7.9%
2010 21,906 −5.8%
MS Counties 1900-1990
GeoHive - 2000 & 2010 statistics

There were 8,820 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 18.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,385, and the median income for a family was $33,115. Males had a median income of $28,969 versus $21,567 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,786. About 17.60% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 26.40% of those age 65 or over.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 33°46′N 89°48′W / 33.77, -89.80

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