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

449 sq mi (1,163 km²)
422 sq mi (1,093 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 6.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

21,906
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Granada

Grenada County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,906. Its county seat is Grenada. The county is named for the province of Granada in southern Spain. Its western border is formed by the Yazoo River and it fronts on the Mississippi Delta. Cotton cultivation was important to its economy well into the 20th century.

The Grenada, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Grenada County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 449 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 422 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (6.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-55.svg Interstate 55
  • US 51.svg U.S. Highway 51
  • Circle sign 7.svg Mississippi Highway 7
  • Circle sign 8.svg Mississippi Highway 8
  • Circle sign 35.svg Mississippi Highway 35

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Demographics

Historical population
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%
Est. 2015 21,578 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,906 people residing in the county. 56.9% were White, 41.7% Black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 0.9% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census 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.

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.

Communities

City

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

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