George County

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George County, Mississippi

355 Cox St Suite A
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: (601) 947-4801
Fax: (601) 947-1300

On the southeastern border of MS, north of Pascagoula; organized Mar 16, 1810 (prior to statehood) from Greene and Jackson counties. Name Origin: For Gen. James Zachariah George (1826-97), Confederate army officer and U.S. senator from MS (1881-97)

Area (sq mi):: 483.63 (land 478.29; water 5.34) Population per square mile: 44.40
Population 2005: 21,259 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 11.00%; 1990-2000 14.80% Population 2000: 19,144 (White 88.70%; Black or African American 8.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,337; median household $34,730; Population below poverty level: 16.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,745-$19,725
Unemployment (2004): 8.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 36.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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