Neshoba County

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Neshoba County, Mississippi

401 Beacon St Suite 107
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: (601) 656-3581
Fax: (601) 656-5915
www.neshoba.org

In east-central MS, northwest of Meridian; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession in 1830. Name Origin: Choctaw, probably 'wolf,' but debatable

Area (sq mi):: 571.64 (land 570.00; water 1.64) Population per square mile: 52.50
Population 2005: 29,905 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 15.70% Population 2000: 28,684 (White 64.90%; Black or African American 19.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 14.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 34.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,964; median household $28,300; Population below poverty level: 21.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,438-$25,687
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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