Itawamba County

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Itawamba County, Mississippi

PO Box 776
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: (662) 862-3421
Fax: (662) 862-3421
www.itawamba.com

On the northeastern border of MS, north of Columbus; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the personal name of an Indian chief; meaning uncertain

Area (sq mi):: 540.42 (land 532.31; water 8.11) Population per square mile: 43.90
Population 2005: 23,359 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 13.80% Population 2000: 22,770 (White 92.00%; Black or African American 6.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,956; median household $31,156; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,415-$22,111
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 27.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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