Copiah County

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Copiah County, Mississippi

PO Box 507
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
Phone: (601) 894-3021
Fax: (601) 894-4081
www.copiahcounty.org

In southwestern MS, southwest of Jackson; organized Jan 21, 1823 from Hinds County. Name Origin: From an Indian word, said to mean 'panther,' but uncertain. It is believed locally to mean 'clear water.'

Area (sq mi):: 779.38 (land 776.60; water 2.78) Population per square mile: 37.60
Population 2005: 29,164 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 28,757 (White 47.40%; Black or African American 51.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,408; median household $26,358; Population below poverty level: 25.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,059-$18,965
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 29.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The non-binding open season includes MHP's existing Egan storage facilities in Acadia Parish, LA and Moss Bluff storage facility m Liberty County, TX: and the proposed storage facility in Copiah County, MS.
A Duke Energy business unit has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to develop a natural gas storage facility in an underground salt dome in Copiah County, MS.
A Duke Energy business unit has received approval from the FERC to develop a natural gas storage facility in an underground salt dome in Copiah County, Ms. Duke anticipates an initial storage capacity of 3.3 Bcf, about 300,000 dekatherms per day of withdrawal capability and approximately 150,000 dekatherms per day of injection capability.
A salt dome in Copiah County, MS may soon be a natural gas storage facility for Duke Energy Gas Transmission.
Duke Energy Gas Transmission plans to offer high deliverability salt cavern storage services from Copiah County, MS. A month-long open season started in March for customers desiring rapid response natural gas storage services to be developed at MHP's Copiah salt cavern facility, acquired by Duke Energy in last September.