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Coahoma County, Mississippi

PO Box 98
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 624-3000
Fax: (662) 624-3040

On the northwestern border of MS, north of Greenville; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Chickasaw cession of 1836. Name Origin: For Sweet Coahoma, known also as Coahoma Sheriff, daughter of the last Choctaw in the area. The name means 'red panther.'

Area (sq mi):: 583.14 (land 554.15; water 28.99) Population per square mile: 52.30
Population 2005: 29,002 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 -3.30% Population 2000: 30,622 (White 29.10%; Black or African American 69.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 30.50
Income 2000: per capita $12,558; median household $22,338; Population below poverty level: 35.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,703-$22,728
Unemployment (2004): 9.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Clarksdale County seat (19,467)

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    Once completed, it will traverse several counties in Arkansas and interconnect with TGT in Coahoma County, MS.
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    The pipeline will run from north-central Texas, crossing Oklahoma and Arkansas before terminating in Coahoma County, MS at a new interconnect with Texas Gas Transmission.
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