This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.

Tippah County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tippah County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Ripley
Largest city Ripley
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

460 sq mi (1,191 km²)
458 sq mi (1,186 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.45%
 - (2000)
 - Density

47/sq mi (18/km²)

Tippah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 20,826. Its county seat is Ripley6. Tippah County is named for Tippah, wife of Pontotoc, an important Chickasaw leader.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,191 km² (460 sq mi). 1,186 km² (458 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.45%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census² of 2000, there are 20,826 people, 8,108 households, and 5,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 8,868 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.85% White, 15.92% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 2.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 9,444
1850 20,741 119.6%
1860 22,550 8.7%
1870 20,727 −8.1%
1880 12,867 −37.9%
1890 12,951 0.7%
1900 12,983 0.2%
1910 14,631 12.7%
1920 15,419 5.4%
1930 18,658 21.0%
1940 19,680 5.5%
1950 17,522 −11.0%
1960 15,093 −13.9%
1970 15,852 5.0%
1980 18,739 18.2%
1990 19,523 4.2%
2000 20,826 6.7%
Est. 2006 21,248 2.0%

There were 8,108 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,300, and the median income for a family was $34,547. Males had a median income of $27,505 versus $20,446 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,041. About 14.00% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 23.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities Edit

Coordinates: 34°46′N 88°55′W / 34.77, -88.91

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Tippah County, Mississippi. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.