Yazoo County

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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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