Yazoo County

Yazoo County, Mississippi

211 E Broadway
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: (662) 746-2661
Fax: (662) 746-3893

In west-central MS, north of Jackson; organized 1823 from Hinds County. Name Origin: For the Yazoo River, which forms its western border; named for the Indian tribe that inhabited the lower part of the river. The meaning and origin of the name are unknown

Area (sq mi):: 934.12 (land 919.48; water 14.64) Population per square mile: 30.70
Population 2005: 28,195 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 10.40% Population 2000: 28,149 (White 41.10%; Black or African American 54.00%; Hispanic or Latino 4.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 3.90%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $12,062; median household $24,795; Population below poverty level: 31.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,898-$19,707
Unemployment (2004): 8.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 26.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Yazoo City County seat (11,936)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    - Yazoo: Yazoo County Economic Development District
    Officials say that in summer 2013 Denbury spilled 5,000 barrels of oil and water mixture in the Tinsley field in central Mississippi's Yazoo County after a pipe shifted because of ground settlement and erosion.
    30 (1975) Philatelists took advantage of this historic date to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famous train engineer Casey Jones' accident that occurred at Vaughan in Yazoo County.
    To be eligible for the endowment, students must: be an undergraduate student attending JSU, be an African-American first-generation college student, participate in one or more campus-life organizations, reside in an on-campus dormitory, be a resident of Yazoo County in Mississippi and maintain a GPA of 2.00 or above.
    Governor Haley Barbour said there was "utter obliteration" in Yazoo County, and declared a state of emergency in 17 other counties in the state of Mississippi.
    Four people were killed in Yazoo County. One died in neighbouring Holmes County.
    Four victims were in Yazoo County and one was in Holmes County.
    Haley Barbour, who grew up in Yazoo County, a county of about 28,000 people known for blues, catfish and cotton.
    Police said Yazoo County High School football player Kaleb Eulls then approached the girl and tackled her.
    The swath of Yazoo clay extends from Yazoo County to Scott County, stretches on to Madison and Hinds counties and crosses the Pearl River.