Jefferson Davis County

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Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

PO Box 1137
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: (601) 792-4204
Fax: (601) 792-2894

In south-central MS, northwest of Hattiesburg; organized Mar 31, 1906 from Covington and Lawrence counties. Name Origin: For Jefferson Davis (1808-89), president of the Confederate States of America (1862-65)

Area (sq mi):: 409.10 (land 408.41; water 0.70) Population per square mile: 32.20
Population 2005: 13,158 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.80%; 1990-2000 -0.60% Population 2000: 13,962 (White 41.40%; Black or African American 57.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $11,974; median household $21,834; Population below poverty level: 28.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,241-$17,781
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 37.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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