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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Approximately 640 acres located in the Gwinville Field of Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi, with a working interest of 100 percent and an average net revenue interest of approximately 80 percent;
During the first quarter of 2005, the Company determined that an exploratory Wilcox Coal test well drilled in the third quarter of 2004 in the Gwinville Field in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi, was not successful, resulting in a write-off of approximately $0.
1 well to a depth of 16,126 feet at Oakvale Dome Field in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi.

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