Quitman County, Mississippi

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Quitman County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Quitman County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1877
Seat Marks
Largest Town Lambert
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

406 sq mi (1,052 km²)
405 sq mi (1,049 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.41%
 - (2000)
 - Density

26/sq mi (10/km²)

Quitman County is a county located in the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 10,117. Its county seat is Marks6. Quitman County is named for John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836 and from 1850 to 1851.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,053 km² (406 sq mi). 1,049 km² (405 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.41%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,117 people, 3,565 households, and 2,506 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 3,923 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 30.47% White, 68.62% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 1,407
1890 3,286 133.5%
1900 5,435 65.4%
1910 11,593 113.3%
1920 19,861 71.3%
1930 25,304 27.4%
1940 27,191 7.5%
1950 25,885 −4.8%
1960 21,019 −18.8%
1970 15,888 −24.4%
1980 12,636 −20.5%
1990 10,490 −17.0%
2000 10,117 −3.6%
Est. 2006 9,289 −8.2%

There were 3,565 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.60% were married couples living together, 26.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the county the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,636, and the median income for a family was $25,394. Males had a median income of $23,571 versus $16,993 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,817. About 28.60% of families and 33.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.10% of those under age 18 and 30.60% of those age 65 or over.

Quitman County has the fifth lowest per capita income in Mississippi and the 51st lowest in the United States.

Communities Edit


  • Private Schools
    • Delta Academy (Marks)

Coordinates: 34°15′N 90°17′W / 34.25, -90.29

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