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Claiborne County, Mississippi

410 Market St
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: (601) 437-5841
Fax: (601) 437-4543

On the southwestern border of MS, south of Vicksburg; organized Jan 27, 1802 (prior to statehood) from Jefferson County. Name Origin: For William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817), governor of the Mississippi Territory (1801-05), of the Orleans Territory (1804-12), and of LA (1812-16)

Area (sq mi):: 501.36 (land 486.77; water 14.59) Population per square mile: 23.60
Population 2005: 11,492 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 4.10% Population 2000: 11,831 (White 15.10%; Black or African American 84.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 25.60
Income 2000: per capita $11,244; median household $22,615; Population below poverty level: 32.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,143-$17,028
Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 30.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Claiborne County, Tennessee

1740 Main St
Tazewell, TN 37879
Phone: (423) 626-3284
Fax: (423) 626-3604
www.claibornecounty.com

On central northern border of TN, north of Knoxville; organized Oct 29, 1801 from Grainger and Hawkins counties. Name Origin: For William Charles Coles Claiborne (1775-1817), governor of the Mississippi Territory (1801-05), of the Orleans Territory (1804-12), and of LA (1812-16), and U.S. representative from TN (1797-1801)

Area (sq mi):: 441.55 (land 434.28; water 7.27) Population per square mile: 71.50
Population 2005: 31,033 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 14.30% Population 2000: 29,862 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,032; median household $25,782; Population below poverty level: 22.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,155-$21,037
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 27.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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