Grenada County

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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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