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Claiborne County, Mississippi

410 Market St
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: (601) 437-5841
Fax: (601) 437-4543

On the southwestern border of MS, south of Vicksburg; organized Jan 27, 1802 (prior to statehood) from Jefferson County. Name Origin: For William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817), governor of the Mississippi Territory (1801-05), of the Orleans Territory (1804-12), and of LA (1812-16)

Area (sq mi):: 501.36 (land 486.77; water 14.59) Population per square mile: 23.60
Population 2005: 11,492 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 4.10% Population 2000: 11,831 (White 15.10%; Black or African American 84.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 25.60
Income 2000: per capita $11,244; median household $22,615; Population below poverty level: 32.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,143-$17,028
Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 30.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Claiborne County, Tennessee

1740 Main St
Tazewell, TN 37879
Phone: (423) 626-3284
Fax: (423) 626-3604
www.claibornecounty.com

On central northern border of TN, north of Knoxville; organized Oct 29, 1801 from Grainger and Hawkins counties. Name Origin: For William Charles Coles Claiborne (1775-1817), governor of the Mississippi Territory (1801-05), of the Orleans Territory (1804-12), and of LA (1812-16), and U.S. representative from TN (1797-1801)

Area (sq mi):: 441.55 (land 434.28; water 7.27) Population per square mile: 71.50
Population 2005: 31,033 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 14.30% Population 2000: 29,862 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,032; median household $25,782; Population below poverty level: 22.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,155-$21,037
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 27.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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References in periodicals archive ?
A Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi by Emilye Crosby, University of North Carolina Press, November 2005 $55, ISBN 0-807-82965-X
Roosevelt Hill, an office assistant at the Port Gibson High School in Claiborne County, Mississippi, is thrilled over his state Association's successful 1994 lobbying campaign to win fully paid health care for all full-time school workers.