Prentiss County

Prentiss County, Mississippi

PO Box 477
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: (662) 728-8151
Fax: (662) 728-2007

In northeastern MS, south of Corinth; organized Apr 15, 1870 from Tishomingo County. Name Origin: For Seargeant Smith Prentiss (1808-50), MS legislator and U.S. representative (1838-39)

Area (sq mi):: 418.24 (land 414.93; water 3.32) Population per square mile: 61.70
Population 2005: 25,593 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 0.10%; 1990-2000 9.80% Population 2000: 25,556 (White 85.50%; Black or African American 12.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,131; median household $28,446; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,446-$18,511
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Vista III Media currently has cable systems serving Oxford, Lafayette County, Abbeville, New Albany, Myrtle, Ecru, Union County, Booneville, Jumpertown, Prentiss County, Baldwyn, North Lee County, Guntown, Saltillo, Shannon, Nettleton, South Lee County, Amory, Smithville, Becker, Hatley and Aberdeen, Mississippi.
The Prentiss County area west of Booneville that would eventually become Jumpertown was first settled by the Chickasaw Indians in the 1770s.
The area grew so much that a more organized school system was needed, so in 1925, the Prentiss County School Board consolidated the Jumpertown school with four others.
Later, Jumper served as a school teacher and as chancery clerk for Prentiss County.
Governor Haley Barbour and Other Dignitaries Mark Creation of 330 New Jobs in Prentiss County, Mississippi
Prentiss County Board of Supervisors President Mike Huddleston
In addition to manufacturing, Booneville and Prentiss County are now the location of ACCO Brands' very successful Customer Service Center.
The agreement requires the company to submit copies of inspection reports semi-annually to EPA and the Prentiss County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
55 Million Project Adds 330 New Jobs in Prentiss County, Mississippi