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Encyclopedia > Leake County, Mississippi

Leake County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 20,940. Its county seat is Carthage6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Official languages English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density 23. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Carthage is a city located in Leake County, Mississippi. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,516 km² (585 mi²). 1,509 km² (583 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.46% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 20,940 people, 7,611 households, and 5,563 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (36/mi²). There are 8,585 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 56.14% White, 37.42% Black or African American, 4.56% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 2.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 7,611 households out of which 34.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% are married couples living together, 16.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.13. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $27,055, and the median income for a family is $32,147. Males have a median income of $27,367 versus $18,307 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,365. 23.30% of the population and 18.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.90% of those under the age of 18 and 23.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Regions of Mississippi Flag of Mississippi
The Delta - Natchez District
Largest cities
Biloxi - Greenville - Gulfport - Hattiesburg - Jackson - Meridian - Pascagoula - Southaven - Tupelo - Vicksburg
Counties

Adams - Alcorn - Amite - Attala - Benton - Bolivar - Calhoun - Carroll - Chickasaw - Choctaw - Claiborne - Clarke - Clay - Coahoma - Copiah - Covington - De Soto - Forrest - Franklin - George - Greene - Grenada - Hancock - Harrison - Hinds - Holmes - Humphreys - Issaquena - Itawamba - Jackson - Jasper - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis - Jones - Kemper - Lafayette - Lamar - Lauderdale - Lawrence - Leake - Lee - Leflore - Lincoln - Lowndes - Madison - Marion - Marshall - Monroe - Montgomery - Neshoba - Newton - Noxubee - Oktibbeha - Panola - Pearl River - Perry - Pike - Pontotoc - Prentiss - Quitman - Rankin - Scott - Sharkey - Simpson - Smith - Stone - Sunflower - Tallahatchie - Tate - Tippah - Tishomingo - Tunica - Union - Walthall - Warren - Washington - Wayne - Webster - Wilkinson - Winston - Yalobusha - Yazoo Carthage is a city located in Leake County, Mississippi. ... Lena is a town located in Leake County, Mississippi. ... Redwater is a census-designated place located in Leake County, Mississippi. ... Standing Pine is a census-designated place located in Leake County, Mississippi. ... Walnut Grove is a town located in Leake County, Mississippi. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Official languages English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density 23. ... State Flag of Mississippi Ratio 2:3 388 × 260 pixels 2006 bytes File links The following pages link to this file: Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Adams County, Mississippi Clay County, Mississippi Montgomery County, Mississippi Yazoo County, Mississippi Yalobusha County, Mississippi Winston County, Mississippi Wilkinson County, Mississippi Webster County, Mississippi Wayne County... To the natives of the state of Mississippi the Mississippi Delta is the distinct northwest section of the state, generally between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. ... The Natchez District is a region of Mississippi. ... Biloxi and Mississippi coast The city derived its name originally from the Biloxi, a native American tribe: Biloxi (Tribe) Biloxi is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi. ... Greenville is a city located in Washington County, Mississippi. ... Gulfport is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi. ... Hattiesburg is a city located in Forrest County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... Jackson is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... Meridian is a city located in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... Pascagoula is a city located in Jackson County, Mississippi. ... Southaven, a city located in DeSoto County, Mississippi, is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee and one of the fastest growing areas of Mississippi. ... Tupelo is a city located in Lee County, Mississippi. ... Vicksburg is a city located in Warren County, Mississippi. ... List of Mississippi counties: Adams County Alcorn County Amite County Attala County Benton County Bolivar County Calhoun County Carroll County Chickasaw County Choctaw County Claiborne County Clarke County Clay County Coahoma County Copiah County Covington County DeSoto County Forrest County Franklin County George County Greene County Grenada County Hancock County... link titlelink title Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... Alcorn County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Amite County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Attala County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Bolivar County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Chickasaw County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Choctaw County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Claiborne County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Clarke County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... Coahoma County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Copiah County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Covington County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... De Soto County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Forrest County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... George County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Hinds County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Holmes County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Humphreys County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Issaquena County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Itawamba County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Kemper County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lamar County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lauderdale County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Leflore County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Lowndes County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Neshoba County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Noxubee County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Oktibbeha County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Panola County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Pearl River County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Pontotoc County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Prentiss County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Quitman County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Rankin County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Sharkey County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Simpson County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Smith County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Stone County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Sunflower County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Tallahatchie County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Tate County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Tippah County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Tishomingo County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Tunica County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Walthall County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Wilkinson County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Winston County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Yalobusha County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Yazoo County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ...

External links

  • Leake County Courthouse Pictures

  Results from FactBites:
 
Leake County, Mississippi, USA:  Leake County Chamber of Commerce (199 words)
Located in the center of the South and the Center of Mississippi near the southern automotive corridor, Leake County enjoys all the benefits of the metropolitan area without the hassle and costs of living in the big city.
Leake County combines a comfortable “country-style” of living with all the cultural activities and conveniences of the metropolitan area of Jackson right next door.
Leake County is the 10th fastest growing county in Mississippi in population.
Leake County, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (405 words)
Leake County is a county located in the state of Mississippi.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $27,055, and the median income for a family is $32,147.
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