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Simpson County, Kentucky

PO Box 268
Franklin, KY 42135
Phone: (270) 586-8161
Fax: (270) 586-6464
www.simpsoncountyclerk.ky.gov

On southern border of KY, south of Bowling Green; organized Jan 28, 1819 from Logan, Warren, and Allen counties. Name Origin: For Capt. James Simpson (?-1812), KY legislator, killed in action during the War of 1812

Area (sq mi):: 236.19 (land 236.19; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 72.10
Population 2005: 17,021 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 3.80%; 1990-2000 8.30% Population 2000: 16,405 (White 87.30%; Black or African American 10.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,150; median household $36,432; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,560-$24,146
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 20.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Simpson County, Mississippi

PO Box 367
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: (601) 847-2626
Fax: (601) 847-7004

In south-central MS, south of Jackson; organized Jan 23, 1824 from Copiah County. Name Origin: For Josiah Simpson, a judge in the Mississippi Territory

Area (sq mi):: 590.53 (land 588.73; water 1.80) Population per square mile: 47.50
Population 2005: 27,944 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 1.10%; 1990-2000 15.40% Population 2000: 27,639 (White 64.00%; Black or African American 34.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $13,344; median household $28,343; Population below poverty level: 21.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,285-$21,582
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 32.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A state permit allowing the mining of limestone at a proposed Simpson County, Ky.