Calhoun County
East façade of Calhoun County Courthouse
East façade of Calhoun County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Calhoun County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°56′N 89°20′W / 33.94°N 89.34°W / 33.94; -89.34
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1852
Named forJohn C. Calhoun
SeatPittsboro
Largest townBruce
Area
 • Total588 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Land587 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2)  0.2%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total14,962
 • Estimate 
(2018)
14,436
 • Density25/sq mi (9.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitecalhouncoms.com

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,962.[1] Its county seat is Pittsboro.[2] The county is named after John C. Calhoun, the U.S. Vice President and U.S. Senator from South Carolina.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 588 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 587 square miles (1,520 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Major highways

Airport

The Calhoun County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.2 mi, 1.9 km) southwest of the central business district of Pittsboro, Mississippi.[4]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18609,518
187010,56111.0%
188013,49227.8%
190016,512
191017,7267.4%
192016,823−5.1%
193018,0807.5%
194020,89315.6%
195018,369−12.1%
196015,941−13.2%
197014,623−8.3%
198015,6647.1%
199014,908−4.8%
200015,0691.1%
201014,962−0.7%
2018 (est.)14,436[5]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2020 census

Calhoun County Racial Composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White 8,662 65.29%
Black or African American 3,444 25.96%
Native American 15 0.11%
Asian 17 0.13%
Other/Mixed 381 2.87%
Hispanic or Latino 747 5.63%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 13,266 people, 5,846 households, and 3,752 families residing in the county.

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 15,069 people, 6,019 households, and 4,255 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km2). There were 6,902 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.41% White or Caucasian, 28.65% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to the census[11] of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in Calhoun County were English 64.4%, African 29% and Scots-Irish 4.5%

There were 6,019 households, out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 15.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,113, and the median income for a family was $34,407. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $19,491 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,106. About 14.90% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.20% of those under age 18 and 21.80% of those age 65 or over.


Education

In addition to the public high schools of Bruce, Calhoun City, and Vardaman, Calhoun Academy is a small K-12 private school which was founded as a segregation academy, located between Pittsboro and Calhoun City. This private school serves Calhoun and the surrounding counties. Calhoun academy's sports mascot is the cougar; Bruce's mascot is a Trojan; Calhoun City's mascot is a wildcat; and Vardaman's mascot is a ram.[12]

Communities

Towns

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Politics

United States presidential election results for Calhoun County, Mississippi[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 4,625 70.18% 1,902 28.86% 63 0.96%
2016 4,390 68.64% 1,910 29.86% 96 1.50%
2012 4,412 62.42% 2,586 36.59% 70 0.99%
2008 4,467 63.51% 2,522 35.85% 45 0.64%
2004 4,131 64.63% 2,234 34.95% 27 0.42%
2000 3,448 59.88% 2,251 39.09% 59 1.02%
1996 2,470 49.19% 2,178 43.38% 373 7.43%
1992 3,191 50.87% 2,462 39.25% 620 9.88%
1988 3,375 61.55% 2,086 38.04% 22 0.40%
1984 3,579 67.06% 1,749 32.77% 9 0.17%
1980 2,579 42.85% 3,295 54.74% 145 2.41%
1976 1,892 39.52% 2,724 56.89% 172 3.59%
1972 3,023 90.37% 245 7.32% 77 2.30%
1968 394 7.17% 276 5.02% 4,823 87.80%
1964 3,224 91.64% 294 8.36% 0 0.00%
1960 383 15.65% 765 31.26% 1,299 53.09%
1956 301 13.58% 1,763 79.52% 153 6.90%
1952 691 23.23% 2,284 76.77% 0 0.00%
1948 36 1.90% 786 41.41% 1,076 56.69%
1944 97 4.47% 2,072 95.53% 0 0.00%
1940 74 3.64% 1,958 96.36% 0 0.00%
1936 40 2.31% 1,691 97.58% 2 0.12%
1932 27 1.38% 1,923 98.41% 4 0.20%
1928 283 18.14% 1,277 81.86% 0 0.00%
1924 69 4.94% 1,129 80.82% 199 14.24%
1920 160 14.87% 875 81.32% 41 3.81%
1916 45 3.45% 1,225 93.94% 34 2.61%
1912 17 1.61% 937 88.82% 101 9.57%


See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  4. ^ FAA Airport Form 5010 for 04M PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  11. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ "About". Calhoun Academy. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 5, 2018.

Further reading

Coordinates: 33°56′N 89°20′W / 33.94°N 89.34°W / 33.94; -89.34