George County, Mississippi

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George County, Mississippi
George County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
George County courthouse in Lucedale
Map of Mississippi highlighting George County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
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Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Founded1910
Named for James Z. George
Seat Lucedale
Largest cityLucedale
Area
  Total484 sq mi (1,254 km2)
  Land479 sq mi (1,241 km2)
  Water4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 1.0%
Population
  (2010)22,578
  Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.georgecountyms.com/index.html

George County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,578. [1] Its county seat is Lucedale. [2] The county is named for James Z. George, US Senator from Mississippi.

County (United States) Subdivision used by most states in the United States of America

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U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

Mississippi State of the United States of America

Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in Mississippi and the 95th-most populous in the United States.

Contents

George County is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Gulfport, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Gulfport is the second-largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. Along with Biloxi, Gulfport is the other county seat of Harrison County and the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city of Gulfport had a total population of 67,793. It is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.

Biloxi, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Biloxi is a city and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The 2010 United States Census recorded the population as 44,054, and in 2016 the estimated population was 45,975. The area was first settled by French colonists.

Pascagoula, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula Metropolitan Statistical Area, as a part of the Gulfport–Biloxi–Pascagoula Combined Statistical Area. The population was 22,392 at the 2010 census, down from 26,200 at the 2000 census. As of 2016 the estimated population was 21,981. It is the county seat of Jackson County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 484 square miles (1,250 km2), of which 479 square miles (1,240 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (1.0%) is water. [3]

Major highways

Mississippi Highway 26 is a state highway in southern Mississippi. It runs from west to east for 81.98 miles (131.93 km), serving the counties of Pearl River, Stone, and George.

Mississippi Highway 57 is a state highway in southern Mississippi. It runs in a north/south direction for approximately 90 miles (140 km), serving three counties: Jackson, George, and Greene.

Mississippi Highway 63 is a state highway in Mississippi that runs north–south for approximately 105 miles (169 km). It serves Jackson County, George County, Greene County, and Wayne County.

Adjacent counties

Greene County, Mississippi County in the United States

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,400. Its county seat is Leakesville. The county was established in 1811 and is named for General Nathanael Greene.

Mobile County, Alabama County in the United States

Mobile County is the second most-populous county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, its population was 412,992. Its county seat is Mobile, which was founded on the Mobile River. The city, river, and county were named in honor of the indigenous Maubila tribe.

Jackson County, Mississippi County in the United States

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,668, making it the fifth-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Pascagoula. The county was named for Andrew Jackson, general in the United States Army and afterward President of the United States.

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 6,599
1920 5,564−15.7%
1930 7,52335.2%
1940 8,70415.7%
1950 10,01215.0%
1960 11,09810.8%
1970 12,45912.3%
1980 15,92727.8%
1990 16,6734.7%
2000 19,14414.8%
2010 22,57817.9%
Est. 201623,695 [4] 4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790-1960 [6] 1900-1990 [7]
1990-2000 [8] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 19,144 people, 6,742 households, and 5,305 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 7,513 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.38% White, 8.82% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

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There were 6,742 households out of which 38.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.00% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.30% were non-families. 19.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,730, and the median income for a family was $39,386. Males had a median income of $33,575 versus $20,542 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,337. About 13.00% of families and 16.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.80% of those under age 18 and 20.20% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

The county has gone solidly Republican in the last nine Presidential elections. [10] In past Presidential elections third party candidates sometimes did well here. In 1968 George Wallace won the county with over 90 percent of the vote, [11] which was the second highest percentage he received in any county. In 1988 the county gave David Duke 4.21%, which was the highest percentage he received. In that election it also gave more support to Lenora Fulani than she received in most of the nation. In 2012, President Obama only received 14% of the vote, and Hillary Clinton received barely ten percent in 2016 [12]

The county is located in Mississippi's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+16 and is represented by Republican Steven Palazzo.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 87.9%8,69610.4% 1,0271.7% 168
2012 85.0%8,37613.8% 1,3591.2% 121
2008 82.5%7,70016.4% 1,5321.1% 103
2004 77.8%6,22321.6% 1,7240.7% 54
2000 70.6%5,14327.1% 1,9772.3% 164
1996 55.7%3,31131.8% 1,88812.5% 744
1992 43.6%4,14127.9% 2,65028.6% 2,718
1988 58.4%4,54531.3% 2,43510.3% 802
1984 72.1%4,34627.5% 1,6550.5% 27
1980 51.5%3,05246.5% 2,7572.1% 123
1976 37.4% 1,95758.8%3,0723.8% 200
1972 92.9%3,9796.3% 2700.8% 34
1968 3.9% 1714.9% 21491.2%3,992
1964 92.0%2,7978.0% 242
1960 15.0% 31040.8% 84444.3%917
1956 24.3% 40369.2%1,1506.5% 108
1952 30.9% 60369.1%1,351
1948 2.1% 259.3% 10888.6%1,033
19448.1% 9292.0%1,051
19403.9% 3896.1%945
19362.6% 2497.2%8920.2% 2
19322.3% 1997.6%8240.1% 1
192852.3%36947.7% 336
192411.9% 6888.1%502
192016.7% 5678.3%2635.1% 17
19168.0% 3284.8%3417.2% 29
19121.7% 579.4%23118.9% 55

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Unincorporated places

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Coordinates: 30°52′N88°38′W / 30.87°N 88.64°W / 30.87; -88.64