Coahoma County

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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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    Once completed, it will traverse several counties in Arkansas and interconnect with TGT in Coahoma County, MS. Capacity additions to the Fayetteville lateral will require construction of additional compression facilities expected to be completed in 2010.
    Once completed, it will traverse several counties in Arkansas and interconnect with TGT in Coahoma County, MS. Capacity additions to the Fayetteville lateral will require the construction of additional compression facilities expected to be completed in 2010.
    Local Mississippi newspaper the Clarksdale Press Register recently reported that Memphis, TN-based technical and management consulting firm Frazier, Barnes and Associates, LLC (FBA) conducted an open forum last week to gather input on the development of a new ethanol plant in Coahoma County, MS for which the firm is undertaking a feasibility study.
    The pipeline will run from north-central Texas, crossing Oklahoma and Arkansas before terminating in Coahoma County, MS at a new interconnect with Texas Gas Transmission.
    The 560-mile pipeline will run from North Central Texas, crossing Oklahoma and Arkansas before terminating in Coahoma County, MS, at a new interconnect with Texas Gas Transmission LLC.
    The Fayetteville Lateral, consisting of approximately 167 miles of 36-inch pipeline and an initial design capacity of 800,000 MMBtu/d and a maximum capacity of 1.1 Bcf/d, will begin in Conway County and proceed east through the Bald Knob area to an interconnect with Boardwalk's Texas Gas pipeline in Coahoma County, MS.