Yazoo County

Yazoo County, Mississippi

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

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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    2 yards per carry, but who choose pro baseball where he pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was born near Vaughan in Yazoo County,
    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.
    Yazoo County governor Haely Barbour said there was "utter obliteration".
    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.
    Jim and Chloe moved to Yazoo County, Mississippi, in 1875, probably believing that greater economic opportunity and political freedom awaited them there.
    This was during Reconstruction, and as it happens, around the time she got to Silver Creek in Yazoo County, an African American state representative who lived on the farm was lynched by a posse called by the man for whom she was to work.
    A tract of 6,240 acres of mixed hardwoods in Yazoo County had been sold in 1897 for less than $10,000 at an average price of $1.
    The latter is located on the Jackson Formation and stretches from central Yazoo County across the center of the state to the border of Alabama.