Tishomingo County

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Tishomingo County, Mississippi

1008 Battleground Dr
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: (662) 423-7010
Fax: (662) 423-7005
www.tunicacounty.com

On northeastern corner of MS; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Chickasaw cession, divided in 1870 into Alcorn, Prentiss, and Tishomingo counties. Name Origin: For Tishomingo (1733?-1837?), last full-blooded war chief of the Chickasaw Indians. Name means 'assistant chief': at this time he was the principal leader next to Ishtehotopa, the Chickasaw king

Area (sq mi):: 444.54 (land 424.12; water 20.41) Population per square mile: 45.30
Population 2005: 19,202 State rank: 52 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 8.40% Population 2000: 19,163 (White 94.30%; Black or African American 3.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 39.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,395; median household $28,315; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,125-$19,236
Unemployment (2004): 7.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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