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Kemper County, Mississippi

PO Box 188
De Kalb, MS 39328
Phone: (601) 743-2460
Fax: (601) 743-2789

On the central eastern border of MS, north of Meridian; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Reuben Kemper (?-1827), hero of the Florida and Mexican Wars

Area (sq mi):: 767.00 (land 766.13; water 0.87) Population per square mile: 13.40
Population 2005: 10,246 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 0.90% Population 2000: 10,453 (White 38.90%; Black or African American 58.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $11,985; median household $23,998; Population below poverty level: 26.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,685-$17,711
Unemployment (2004): 8.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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