Leake County

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Leake County, Mississippi

PO Box 72
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-7372
Fax: (601) 267-6137
www.leakems.com

In central MS, northeast of Jackson; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession of 1830. Name Origin: For Walter Leake (1762-1825), VA legislator, judge of the MS Territory (1807), U.S. senator from MS (1817-20), and governor (1822-25)

Area (sq mi):: 585.39 (land 582.71; water 2.68) Population per square mile: 38.50
Population 2005: 22,453 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 7.20%; 1990-2000 13.60% Population 2000: 20,940 (White 55.50%; Black or African American 37.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 6.30%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,365; median household $27,055; Population below poverty level: 23.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,415-$20,578
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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