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Prentiss County, Mississippi

PO Box 477
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: (662) 728-8151
Fax: (662) 728-2007

In northeastern MS, south of Corinth; organized Apr 15, 1870 from Tishomingo County. Name Origin: For Seargeant Smith Prentiss (1808-50), MS legislator and U.S. representative (1838-39)

Area (sq mi):: 418.24 (land 414.93; water 3.32) Population per square mile: 61.70
Population 2005: 25,593 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 0.10%; 1990-2000 9.80% Population 2000: 25,556 (White 85.50%; Black or African American 12.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,131; median household $28,446; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,446-$18,511
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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