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Winston County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Winston County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1833
Seat Louisville
Largest city Louisville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

610 sq mi (1,580 km²)
607 sq mi (1,572 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.51%
 - (2000)
 - Density

34/sq mi (13/km²)

Winston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 20,160. Its county seat is Louisville6. Winston County is named for military leader Louis Winston.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,580 km² (610 sq mi). 1,572 km² (607 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.51%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


USA Winston County, Mississippi age pyramid

Age pyramid Winston County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 20,160 people, 7,578 households, and 5,471 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi). There were 8,472 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 55.26% White, 43.25% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 4,650
1850 7,956 71.1%
1860 9,811 23.3%
1870 8,984 −8.4%
1880 10,087 12.3%
1890 12,089 19.8%
1900 14,124 16.8%
1910 17,139 21.3%
1920 18,139 5.8%
1930 21,239 17.1%
1940 22,751 7.1%
1950 22,231 −2.3%
1960 19,246 −13.4%
1970 18,406 −4.4%
1980 19,474 5.8%
1990 19,433 −0.2%
2000 20,160 3.7%
Est. 2006 19,708 −2.2%

There were 7,578 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.90% were married couples living together, 18.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% 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 88.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,256, and the median income for a family was $33,602. Males had a median income of $28,665 versus $18,210 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,548. About 19.40% of families and 23.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 18.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities Edit


  1. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

Coordinates: 33°05′N 89°02′W / 33.09, -89.04

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