Noxubee County

Noxubee County, Mississippi

PO Box 147
Macon, MS 39341
Phone: (662) 726-4243
Fax: (662) 726-2272
www.noxubeecounty.org

On the central eastern border of MS, south of Columbus; organized Dec 23, 1833 for Choctaw cession in 1830. Name Origin: For the Noxubee River, which runs through it; from Choctaw probably 'stinking water.'

Area (sq mi):: 700.05 (land 694.79; water 5.26) Population per square mile: 17.60
Population 2005: 12,202 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 -0.40% Population 2000: 12,548 (White 29.20%; Black or African American 69.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 32.30
Income 2000: per capita $12,018; median household $22,330; Population below poverty level: 32.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,100-$17,847
Unemployment (2004): 11.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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