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Encyclopedia > Covington County, Mississippi
Covington County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Covington County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the USA highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1819
Seat Collins
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,075 km² (415 mi²)
1,072 km² (414 mi²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.28%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,407
87/km² 

Covington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 19,407. Its county seat is Collins6. Covington County is named for U.S. Army officer and Congressman Leonard Covington. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MS.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mississippi ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Collins is a city located in Covington County, Mississippi. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Collins is a city located in Covington County, Mississippi. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Leonard Covington (October 30, 1768 - November 11, 1813) was a United States Army Brigadier General and a Congressman of the United States House of Representatives. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,075 km² (415 mi²). 1,072 km² (414 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.28%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links US_49. ... US 49 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_84. ... U.S. Highway 84 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links Circle_sign_35. ... Mississippi Highway 35 (MS 35) is a state highway in Mississippi. ... Image File history File links Circle_sign_37. ...

Adjacent Counties

Smith County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... Forrest County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lamar County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... Simpson County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,407 people, 7,126 households, and 5,280 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/mi²). There were 8,083 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.42% White, 35.61% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 2,230
1830 2,551 14.4%
1840 2,717 6.5%
1850 3,338 22.9%
1860 4,408 32.1%
1870 4,753 7.8%
1880 5,993 26.1%
1890 8,299 38.5%
1900 13,076 57.6%
1910 16,909 29.3%
1920 14,869 -12.1%
1930 15,028 1.1%
1940 17,030 13.3%
1950 16,036 -5.8%
1960 13,637 -15.0%
1970 14,002 2.7%
1980 15,927 13.7%
1990 16,527 3.8%
2000 19,407 17.4%
Est. 2006 20,447 5.4%

There were 7,126 households out of which 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% were married couples living together, 17.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.16. The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $26,669, and the median income for a family was $31,264. Males had a median income of $26,611 versus $18,371 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,506. About 18.70% of families and 23.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.60% of those under age 18 and 20.30% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Communities

  • Unincorporated places
    • Ora
    • Sanford

Collins is a city located in Covington County, Mississippi. ... Mount Olive is a town located in Covington County, Mississippi. ... Seminary is a town located in Covington County, Mississippi. ...

Commerce

Shady Acres-This is an unique fruit and vegetable stand that is a must visit. They have an amazing variety of food that is freshly prepared everyday. Meaty pork ribs, fried chicken, hamburgers to die for, not to mention the delicious family recipe side dishes like you have never tasted. There is also a gift shop where they sell canned fruits and veggies for any taste, freshly baked desserts and ice cream. You won't be disappointed.


People


Famous People of Covington County include Steve McNair, a top NFL quarterback, Gerald McCraney, an actor starring in movies such as Promised Land, Major Dad, Central Park West, and more recently making an appearance on CBS's Jericho.

  • Covington County Courthouse Pictures

The people of Covington County are known for being some of the most socially conservative in Mississippi, which is one of the socially conservative states in the Union. This was evident, for example, when the people of Mississippi voted overwhelmingly, with a majority of 86%, to ban same-sex marriage in the state. Covington County had even more of a landslide, with 89%.


Elected Officials:


Sheriff: Roger W. Speed
Supervisors:
Beat 1: Mason Stringer
Beat 2: Marson Trigg
Beat 3: Jimmy White
Beat 4: Henry Batte
Beat 5: Arthur Keys
Circuit Clerk: Keith Earl Collins
Chancery Clerk: Jimmy Baggett
Tax Assessor/Collector: Linda G. McCraney
Supt. of Education: I.S. "Ike" Sanford, Jr.
School Board:
Beat 1: Dr. Ray Strebeck
Beat 2: Sammy Herrin
Beat 3: Terry Bryant
Beat 4: Bob McNair
Beat 5: Andrew Keys
Judges:
Justice Court:
John L. Sanford (South)
Bobby W. Mooney (North)
Circuit:
Robert (Bob) Evans
Joe Dale Walker
Chancery: Larry Buffington
Coroner/Medical Examiner: Chris DaQuila
Constable:
Robin Dickens (South)
Joe Ponder (North)
Mayors:
Collins: V.O. Smith
Mt. Olive: Bob McNair
Seminary: Billy Karolyi
State Reps:
Joseph (Joe) L. Warren (D)
Blaine (Bo) Eaton (D)
State Senators:
Joey Fillingane (R)
Perry Lee (R)
A community south of Seminary, Sanford, was well-known some decades ago for being the "Strawberry Captial of the World." Now, strawberry growers are few.
Another community Northeast of Collins, Hot Coffee, is known for several things. For one, there is a "village" of Meninites living there. Some estimate their population to be around one hundred but due to their limited communication to the outside world, an accurate count is hard to get. Jellies and jams are also grown, packaged, and sold in Hot Coffee, which isn't something you find together often.


Coordinates: 31°38′N 89°33′W / 31.63, -89.55 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Covington County, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (360 words)
Covington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi.
The racial makeup of the county was 63.42% White, 35.61% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,669, and the median income for a family was $31,264.
Mish (13086 words)
Covington County is perhaps better placed from the perspective of agricultural development than some other piney woods counties, as it has three major rivers and comparatively extensive tracts of bottom land.
The WPA county history notes Covington County as producing an average of 15,000 bales a year; in 1934 there were 20,000 acres of cotton,177,000 acres of corn, and 3200 horses and mules.
This influx of skilled and unskilled labor caused the population of Mississippi's piney woods section to increase from 160,000 in 1880 to 400,000 in 1920 (Adkins 1979:146); the decline afterwards was significant.
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