Copiah County


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Copiah County, Mississippi

PO Box 507
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
Phone: (601) 894-3021
Fax: (601) 894-4081
www.copiahcounty.org

In southwestern MS, southwest of Jackson; organized Jan 21, 1823 from Hinds County. Name Origin: From an Indian word, said to mean 'panther,' but uncertain. It is believed locally to mean 'clear water.'

Area (sq mi):: 779.38 (land 776.60; water 2.78) Population per square mile: 37.60
Population 2005: 29,164 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 28,757 (White 47.40%; Black or African American 51.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,408; median household $26,358; Population below poverty level: 25.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,059-$18,965
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 29.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The new warehouse distribution center, to be located near Interstate 55 in the city of Gallman in Copiah County, will be a fully operational distribution center and will initially employ approximately 250 to 300 people.
WMA managers have been working to develop fields for dove hunting in the Black Prairie, Copiah County, Divide Section, Hell Creek, Howard Miller, Leroy Percy, Mahannah, Muscadine Farms, Okeefe, Sardis Waterfowl, Tuscumbia, Yockanookany, Sky Lake, Charles Ray Nix, and Okatibee WMAs.
July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network in the Jackson area to include parts of Copiah County bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology.
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