Neshoba County Courthouse
|US state :||Mississippi|
|Administrative headquarters :||Philadelphia|
|Address of the
401 Beacon Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350-2954
|Foundation :||December 23, 1833|
|Made up from:||Choctaw land|
|Area code :||001 601|
|Residents :||29,676 (2010)|
|Population density :||20.1 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||1481 km²|
|Water surface :||4 km²|
|Website : neshobacounty.net|
The county is located slightly northeast of the geographic center of Mississippi, is about 70 km to the east from Alabama and has an area of 1,481 square kilometers, of which four square kilometers are water. It borders on the following counties:
|Leake County||Kemper County|
Neshoba County was formed on December 23, 1833 from parts of Choctaw land . It was named after the Indian word for wolf .
On June 21, 1964, the three American civil rights activists James Earl Chaney , Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were murdered in Neshoba County by members of the Ku Klux Klan . The 1988 film " Mississippi Burning - The Root of Hate " is based on these events.
Five buildings and sites in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as of February 2, 2018).
|growth of population|
|Before 1900 1900–1990
2000 + 2010
According to the 2000 census , Neshoba County had 28,684 people in 10,694 households and 7,742 families. The population density was 19 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 65.50 percent white, 19.33 percent African American, 13.80 percent Native American, 0.19 percent Asian, 0.02 percent from the Pacific island area and 0.34 percent from other ethnic groups Groups; 0.81 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any of the above mentioned groups were 1.16 percent of the population.
Of the 10,694 households, 34.9 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 52.5 percent were married couples living together, 15.6 percent were single mothers, and 27.6 percent were non-families. 24.7 percent of all households were single households and 11.5 percent had people aged 65 years or over. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.
28.2 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 9.0 percent between 18 and 24, 27.0 percent between 25 and 44, 21.6 percent between 45 and 64 years old, and 14.2 percent were 65 years or older . The median age was 35 years. Statistically, for every 100 females there were 91.1 males and for every 100 females aged 18 or over there were 88.3 males.
The average income of a household amounted to 28,300 USD , for a family is 33,439 USD. Males had a median income of $ 28,112 versus $ 19,882 for females. The per capita income was $ 14,964. About 17.9 percent of families and 21.0 percent of the population were below the poverty line .
cities and communes
- GNIS-ID: 695772. Accessed on February 22, 2011 (English).
- Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed February 2, 2018.
- US Census Bureau _ Census of Population and Housing.Retrieved February 19, 2011
- Extract from Census.gov . Retrieved February 19, 2011
- Excerpt from census.gov (2000 + 2010) ( Memento of the original from July 15, 2011 on WebCite ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved April 4, 2012
- Neshoba County, Mississippi Datasheet with the results of the 2000 census at factfinder.census.gov
- Official website
- Community Development Partnership
- Local Governments - Neshoba County