Grenada County

Grenada County, Mississippi

PO Drawer 1208
Grenada, MS 38902
Phone: (662) 226-1821
Fax: (662) 227-2860

In north-central MS, northwest of Columbus; organized May 9, 1870 from Carroll and Tallahatchie counties. Name Origin: Believed to have been named for the island in the West Indies, chosen when the towns of Pittsburg and Tullohoma united after some years of rivalry. There is also a theory that it is a form of Granada, Spain

Area (sq mi):: 449.38 (land 421.79; water 27.58) Population per square mile: 54.20
Population 2005: 22,861 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 23,263 (White 57.70%; Black or African American 40.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,786; median household $27,385; Population below poverty level: 20.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,868-$22,356
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 20.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Grenada County seat (14,492)

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    He says 75 percent of the funding is coming from Grenada County through existing millage rates.
    The county seat of Grenada County, the town is a quick jog from Interstate 55, two hours north of Jackson, and ninety miles from Memphis.
    He was born October 9, 1941, in Grenada County, Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper farmer turned shipyard worker and a school teacher.
    The facility is expected to be utilized by Grenada County, the City of Grenada and surrounding counties.
    3 (1910) The Grenada County Confederate Monument was unveiled at Grenada.
    11 (1918) Hundreds of Grenada County citizens gathered in Grenada's Confederate Park to celebrate the end of World War I.
    The development of a golf course at Hugh White State Park will also provide a boost to tourism in Grenada County.

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