Tippah County, Mississippi

Last updated

Tippah County
Tippah County Courthouse.jpg
The Tippah County courthouse in Ripley
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tippah County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi in United States.svg
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°46′N88°55′W / 34.77°N 88.91°W / 34.77; -88.91
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Mississippi.svg  Mississippi
Founded1836
Named for Chickasaw language word meaning "Cut off"
Seat Ripley
Largest cityRipley
Area
  Total460 sq mi (1,200 km2)
  Land458 sq mi (1,190 km2)
  Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.5%
Population
 (2020)
  Total21,815
  Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 1st
Website www.co.tippah.ms.us

Tippah County is a county located on the northern border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 21,815. [1] Its county seat is Ripley. [2] The name "Tippah" is derived from a Chickasaw language word meaning "cut off." It was taken from the creek of the same name that flows across much of the original county from northeast to southwest before emptying into the Tallahatchie River. The creek probably was so named because it, and the ridges on either side, "cut off" the western part of the region from the eastern portion.

Contents

One of President Bill Clinton's great-grandfathers is buried here. [3]

Geography

Tippah County MS sign 002.jpg

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 460 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,190 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.5%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1840 9,444
1850 20,741119.6%
1860 22,5508.7%
1870 20,727−8.1%
1880 12,867−37.9%
1890 12,9510.7%
1900 12,9830.2%
1910 14,63112.7%
1920 15,4195.4%
1930 18,65821.0%
1940 19,6805.5%
1950 17,522−11.0%
1960 15,093−13.9%
1970 15,8525.0%
1980 18,73918.2%
1990 19,5234.2%
2000 20,8266.7%
2010 22,2326.8%
2020 21,815−1.9%
2023 (est.)21,287 [5] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [10]

2020 census

Tippah County Racial Composition [11]
RaceNum.Perc.
White 16,60976.14%
Black or African American 3,44715.8%
Native American 200.09%
Asian 240.11%
Other/Mixed 5972.74%
Hispanic or Latino 1,1185.12%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 21,815 people, 7,834 households, and 5,394 families residing in the county.

2000 census

At the 2000 census, [12] there are 20,826 people, 8,108 households and 5,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 per square mile (18/km2). There were 8,868 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3/km2). 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.

As of 2000, there were 8,108 households, 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.

Age distribution was 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 household income was $29,300, and the median family income 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

City

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Media

Politics

United States presidential election results for Tippah County, Mississippi [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.%No.%No.%
2020 8,05479.73%1,93719.17%1111.10%
2016 7,24078.19%1,84219.89%1781.92%
2012 6,71773.30%2,31725.28%1301.42%
2008 6,93771.33%2,62326.97%1651.70%
2004 6,17466.57%3,01632.52%850.92%
2000 5,38164.04%2,90834.61%1141.36%
1996 3,24946.80%2,99243.10%70110.10%
1992 4,44450.85%3,47539.76%8209.38%
1988 4,59360.41%2,95838.91%520.68%
1984 4,70664.46%2,56635.15%290.40%
1980 3,33844.97%3,87852.24%2072.79%
1976 1,88730.08%4,26067.90%1272.02%
1972 3,93785.87%56912.41%791.72%
1968 58910.02%66311.28%4,62778.70%
1964 2,48271.82%97428.18%00.00%
1960 48616.80%1,93967.05%46716.15%
1956 2879.71%2,56986.94%993.35%
1952 51115.08%2,87884.92%00.00%
1948 663.07%42519.75%1,66177.18%
1944 1264.73%2,53995.27%00.00%
1940 632.73%2,24897.27%00.00%
1936 191.16%1,62598.84%00.00%
1932 522.56%1,97297.24%40.20%
1928 29816.98%1,45783.02%00.00%
1924 966.19%1,41190.91%452.90%
1920 23719.52%95578.67%221.81%
1916 825.00%1,54794.33%110.67%
1912 342.89%1,05689.87%857.23%

See also

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shelby County, Iowa</span> County in Iowa, United States

Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 11,746. The county seat is Harlan. Its name is in honor of Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hardeman County, Tennessee</span> County in Tennessee, United States

Hardeman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2020 census, the population was 25,462. Its county seat is Bolivar.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gosper County, Nebraska</span> County in Nebraska, United States

Gosper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2020 United States census, the population was 1,893. Its county seat is Elwood. The county was formed in 1873, and was organized in 1881. It was named for John J. Gosper, a Nebraska Secretary of State.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Walthall County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Walthall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 13,884. Its county seat is Tylertown. The county is named after Civil War Confederate general and Mississippi Senator Edward C. Walthall.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Union County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It was formed in 1870 from Tippah and Pontotoc counties, and in 1874 a portion of Lee County was added. As of the 2020 census, the population was 27,777. Its county seat is New Albany. According to most sources, the county received its name by being a union of pieces of several large counties, like other Union counties in other states. However, other sources say that the name was meant to mark the re-union of Mississippi and the other Confederate states after the Civil War.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sharkey County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Sharkey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Part of the eastern border is formed by the Yazoo River. According to the 2020 census, the population was 3,800, making it the second-least populous county in Mississippi, after Issaquena County. Its county seat is Rolling Fork. The county is named after William L. Sharkey, the provisional Governor of Mississippi in 1865.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Prentiss County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Prentiss County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 25,008. Its county seat is Booneville. The county is named for Seargent Smith Prentiss, a noted speaker and US Congressman from Natchez.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Pontotoc County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Pontotoc County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 31,184. Its county seat is Pontotoc. It was created on February 9, 1836, from lands ceded to the United States under the Chickasaw Cession. Pontotoc is a Chickasaw word meaning "land of hanging grapes". The original Natchez Trace and the current-day Natchez Trace Parkway both pass through the southeast corner of Pontotoc County.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Madison County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 109,145. The county seat is Canton. The county is named for Founding Father and U.S. President James Madison.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lincoln County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 34,907. Its county seat is Brookhaven.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Itawamba County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Itawamba County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 23,863. Its county seat is Fulton. The county is part of the Tupelo, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Humphreys County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Humphreys County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 7,785. Its county seat is Belzoni. The county is named for Benjamin G. Humphreys. Humphreys County is Mississippi's newest county, having been formed in 1918. Humphreys County is located in the Mississippi Delta region.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Calhoun County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 13,266. Its county seat is Pittsboro. The county is named after John C. Calhoun, the U.S. Vice President and U.S. Senator from South Carolina.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Benton County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 7,646. Its county seat is Ashland.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Attala County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Attala County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 17,889. Its county seat is Kosciusko. Attala County is named for Atala, a fictional Native American heroine from an early-19th-century novel of the same name by François-René de Chateaubriand.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alcorn County, Mississippi</span> County in Mississippi, United States

Alcorn County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 34,740. Its county seat is Corinth. The county is named in honor of Governor James L. Alcorn.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Taylor County, Iowa</span> County in Iowa, United States

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 5,896, making it the fourth-least populous county in Iowa. The county seat is Bedford. The county was formed in 1847 and named after General and President Zachary Taylor.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rio Grande County, Colorado</span> County in Colorado, United States

Rio Grande County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 11,539. The county seat is Del Norte. The county is named for the Rio Grande, which flows through the county.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Morgan County, Colorado</span> County in Colorado, United States

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 29,111. The county seat is Fort Morgan. The county was named after old Fort Morgan, which in turn was named in honor of Colonel Christopher A. Morgan.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Blue Mountain, Mississippi</span> Town in Mississippi, United States

Blue Mountain is a town in Tippah County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 920 at the 2010 census. It is the location of Blue Mountain Christian University, a private Christian liberal arts college.

References

  1. "Census - Geography Profile: Tippah County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved January 15, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Ashley Elkins, Editorial: "High-profile primary" [ permanent dead link ], September 2008
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  5. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2023". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 5, 2024.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  11. "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  12. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.

34°46′N88°55′W / 34.77°N 88.91°W / 34.77; -88.91