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Encyclopedia > Monroe County, Mississippi
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Monroe County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 38,014. Its county seat is Aberdeen6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,000 km˛ (772 mi˛). 1,979 km˛ (764 mi˛) of it is land and 20 km˛ (8 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.02% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 38,014 people, 14,603 households, and 10,660 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km˛ (50/mi˛). There are 16,236 housing units at an average density of 8/km˛ (21/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 68.37% White, 30.77% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 14,603 households out of which 34.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% are married couples living together, 17.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.07.


In the county the population is spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 89.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,307, and the median income for a family is $36,749. Males have a median income of $30,232 versus $20,411 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,072. 17.20% of the population and 13.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.30% of those under the age of 18 and 21.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Aberdeen
  • Amory
  • Athens
  • Becker
  • Bigbee
  • Cotton Gin Port
  • Gattman
  • Greenwood Springs
  • Hatley
  • Hamilton
  • Lackey
  • Prairie
  • Quincy
  • Smithville
  • Splunge
  • Wren
Regions 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


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Monroe County, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,307, and the median income for a family was $36,749.
William Richbourg & Mary Elizabeth Gibson (1516 words)
This county where they were living with their 3 sons and 5 daughters in 1836, had been Indian territory, so the land and life must have been rugged indeed.
Mississippi became a state in 1817, but the Monroe County area settlers were thought to be in Alabama.
It was not until the survey of the boundary between Mississippi and Alabama in 1820, that the status of the settlers was determined.
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