Coahoma County

Coahoma County, Mississippi

PO Box 98
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 624-3000
Fax: (662) 624-3040

On the northwestern border of MS, north of Greenville; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Chickasaw cession of 1836. Name Origin: For Sweet Coahoma, known also as Coahoma Sheriff, daughter of the last Choctaw in the area. The name means 'red panther.'

Area (sq mi):: 583.14 (land 554.15; water 28.99) Population per square mile: 52.30
Population 2005: 29,002 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 -3.30% Population 2000: 30,622 (White 29.10%; Black or African American 69.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 30.50
Income 2000: per capita $12,558; median household $22,338; Population below poverty level: 35.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,703-$22,728
Unemployment (2004): 9.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Clarksdale County seat (19,467)

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    The Memphis market is defined as Fayette, Shelby, and Tipton counties, all of Tennessee; city of Grand Junction in Hardeman County, Tennessee; Crittenden County, Arkansas; Benton, De Soto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica counties, all of Mississippi; the northern part of Coahoma County, Mississippi (including the cities of Friars Point, Coahoma, Lula, and Jonestown); Panola County, Mississippi (north of State Route 315 east to Sardis Lake, including the city of Sardis); and Quitman County, Mississippi (north of State Route 315, including the cities of Birdie and Sledge).
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    Reed, 22, of Shelby, Miss., was charged in McMillian's death, the ( Coahoma County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday night.
    The issue developed last summer, when a lawyer for Coahoma County requested an opinion from Attorney General Jim Hood on whether building codes also applied to flood mitigation.
    Outside of his youth and educational participations, he was a valued member of the Coahoma County Industrial Foundation and Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and a member of the Executive Board of the Enterprise Corporation of the Delta.
    194-97) of Alan Lomax from statements made against him by Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov in Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942 (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2005).
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