Lowndes County

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Lowndes County, Mississippi

505 2nd Ave N
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: (662) 329-5888
Fax: (662) 329-5881

On the central eastern border of MS, north of Meridian; organized Jan 30, 1830 from Monroe County. Name Origin: For William Jones Lowndes (1782-1822), SC legislator and U.S. representative (1811-22)

Area (sq mi):: 516.45 (land 502.30; water 14.15) Population per square mile: 119.20
Population 2005: 59,895 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 3.80% Population 2000: 61,586 (White 56.00%; Black or African American 41.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 32.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,514; median household $32,123; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,194-$23,061
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Columbus County seat (24,791)

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    Lowndes County, Alabama

    PO Box 65
    Hayneville, AL 36040
    Phone: (334) 548-2331
    Fax: (334) 548-5101

    In south-central AL, southwest of Montgomery; organized Jan 20, 1830 from Butler and Dallas counties. Name Origin: For William Jones Lowndes (1782-1822), SC legislator and U.S. representative (1811-22)

    Area (sq mi):: 725.03 (land 717.94; water 7.10) Population per square mile: 18.20
    Population 2005: 13,076 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 6.40% Population 2000: 13,473 (White 25.70%; Black or African American 73.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 33.90
    Income 2000: per capita $12,457; median household $23,050; Population below poverty level: 31.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,478-$18,870
    Unemployment (2004): 9.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 36.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 69.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Lowndes County, Georgia

    325 W Savannah Ave
    Valdosta, GA 31601
    Phone: (229) 671-2400
    Fax: (229) 245-5222
    www.lowndescounty.com

    On central southern border of GA; organized Dec 23, 1825 from Irwin County. Name Origin: For William Jones Lowndes (1782-1822), SC legislator and U.S. representative (1811-22)

    Area (sq mi):: 510.63 (land 504.22; water 6.41) Population per square mile: 191.80
    Population 2005: 96,705 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 5.00%; 1990-2000 21.20% Population 2000: 92,115 (White 60.80%; Black or African American 34.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 1.20%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 30.20
    Income 2000: per capita $16,683; median household $32,132; Population below poverty level: 18.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,280-$24,236
    Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Valdosta County seat (45,373)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    gas storage facilities: Caledonia in Lowndes County, MS and Grama Ridge in Lea County, NM.
    The storage facility is strategically interconnected with Tennessee Gas Pipeline's 500 leg in Zone 1 in Lowndes County, MS. The pipeline serves the growing natural gas demand markets in the Northeast, Southeast and Ohio Valley regions and is able to provide customers with firm and interruptible storage opportunities.