Sharkey County

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Sharkey County, Mississippi

PO Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Phone: (662) 873-2755
Fax: (662) 873-6045

In central western MS, north of Vicksburg; organized Mar 29, 1876 from Warren, Washington, and Issaquena counties. Name Origin: For William Lewis Sharkey (1798-1873), MS legislator, circuit court judge (1832), and provisional governor (1865)

Area (sq mi):: 434.88 (land 427.71; water 7.17) Population per square mile: 14.00
Population 2005: 5,967 State rank: 81 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.30%; 1990-2000 -6.90% Population 2000: 6,580 (White 29.00%; Black or African American 69.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 30.80
Income 2000: per capita $11,396; median household $22,285; Population below poverty level: 38.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,377-$18,498
Unemployment (2004): 9.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.10% Median travel time to work: 24.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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