Grenada County
Illinois Central Depot now used by Grenada Railroad.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Grenada 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°46′N 89°48′W / 33.77°N 89.8°W / 33.77; -89.8
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1870
Named forGranada
SeatGrenada
Largest cityGrenada
Area
 • Total449 sq mi (1,160 km2)
 • Land422 sq mi (1,090 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  6.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total21,906
 • Estimate 
(2018)
21,055
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd

Grenada County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi between Memphis and Jackson, Mississippi.[1] As reported by the 2019 United States Census Bureau, the population was 20,758.[2] Its county seat is Grenada.[3] The county was named for the province of Granada in southern Spain but spelled inaccurately.[4] Its western half is part of the Mississippi Delta. Cotton cultivation was important to its economy well into the 20th century.

The Grenada, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Grenada County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 449 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 422 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (6.1%) is water.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
187010,751
188012,07112.3%
189014,97424.0%
190014,112−5.8%
191015,72711.4%
192013,607−13.5%
193016,80223.5%
194019,05213.4%
195018,830−1.2%
196018,409−2.2%
197019,8547.8%
198021,0436.0%
199021,5552.4%
200023,2637.9%
201021,906−5.8%
2018 (est.)21,055[6]−3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[11]

2020 census

Grenada County racial composition[12]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 11,258 52.05%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 9,352 43.24%
Native American 29 0.13%
Asian 84 0.39%
Pacific Islander 2 0.01%
Other/Mixed 594 2.75%
Hispanic or Latino 310 1.43%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 21,629 people, 8,391 households, and 5,362 families residing in the county.

2019

As of the 2019 United States Census, there were 20,758 people living in the county.

55.3% were White, 42.9% Black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Native American, and 1.1% of two or more races. 1.6% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

There were 8,391 households. The median income for a household in the county was $40,122.


Employment

According to the Greater Grenada Partnership, in 2020, the top 3 local employers were Modine, Lennox, and the Grenada School District[13] Top regional employers include Winchester, Toyota Mississippi, and Franklin Corporation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Grenada has added 1,600 direct jobs between 2011 and 2019.[14]

On April 20, 2021, Milwaukee Tool announced that the manufacturing company will expand in Mississippi by constructing an accessories manufacturing facility in Grenada County. The project is a $60 million corporate investment and will create 800 jobs at the Grenada location.[15]

According to a study commissioned by the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Grenada Railroad supports a total of 11,174 jobs, $1.3 billion in gross product and $1 billion in personal income.

Education

Grenada School District is the public school system.

Infrastructure

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi, announced the award of a $6.22 million grant to Grenada Railroad, LLC., to complete the final phase of a project to refurbish a rail line between Canton, Mississippi, and Memphis, Tennessee.[16] Work in progress on the northern 100-mile project is set for completion in 2021. The entire 188 miles of the Memphis, TN to Canton, MS line will be rated at 286,000 gross weight on rails (GWR) with an authorized speed of 40 MPH making it a Class III Short Line Railroad.[17]

Communities

City

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Politics

United States presidential election results for Grenada County, Mississippi[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 6,081 55.73% 4,734 43.39% 96 0.88%
2016 5,970 56.79% 4,424 42.08% 119 1.13%
2012 5,986 52.81% 5,288 46.65% 61 0.54%
2008 6,234 55.07% 5,029 44.42% 58 0.51%
2004 5,872 58.08% 4,180 41.34% 59 0.58%
2000 5,129 54.65% 4,163 44.36% 93 0.99%
1996 4,527 47.88% 4,402 46.56% 526 5.56%
1992 4,721 49.34% 4,203 43.93% 644 6.73%
1988 5,352 59.10% 3,683 40.67% 21 0.23%
1984 5,181 60.80% 3,325 39.02% 15 0.18%
1980 3,993 48.11% 4,182 50.39% 125 1.51%
1976 3,569 50.84% 3,263 46.48% 188 2.68%
1972 4,800 75.09% 1,471 23.01% 121 1.89%
1968 718 10.11% 2,050 28.86% 4,335 61.03%
1964 3,648 95.92% 155 4.08% 0 0.00%
1960 682 29.11% 529 22.58% 1,132 48.31%
1956 407 18.60% 949 43.37% 832 38.03%
1952 1,000 46.00% 1,174 54.00% 0 0.00%
1948 26 1.69% 109 7.07% 1,406 91.24%
1944 117 7.85% 1,373 92.15% 0 0.00%
1940 62 4.35% 1,354 95.02% 9 0.63%
1936 13 1.03% 1,245 98.97% 0 0.00%
1932 11 0.99% 1,101 99.01% 0 0.00%
1928 40 3.35% 1,155 96.65% 0 0.00%
1924 17 1.79% 933 98.21% 0 0.00%
1920 12 2.17% 533 96.38% 8 1.45%
1916 28 4.09% 649 94.88% 7 1.02%
1912 3 0.61% 469 94.75% 23 4.65%


See also

References

  1. ^ "2019 Grenada Overview" (PDF). Greater Grenada Partnership. 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Grenada County, Mississippi". www.census.gov. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 144.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  13. ^ "Top Employers 2020" (PDF). Greater Grenada Partnership. 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Grenada Regional Workforce" (PDF). Greater Grenada Partnership. 2019. p. 1. Retrieved July 7, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "Milwaukee Tool brings 800 new jobs to Grenada County | Grenada Economic Development District News". greatergrenada.com. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  16. ^ "$6.22 Million Grant for Grenada Railroad". Greater Grenada Partnership. October 10, 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "Back on track: Rescued from oblivion, Grenada Railroad delivers vital opportunity". Greater Grenada Partnership. April 4, 2021. Retrieved July 7, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 4, 2018.

Coordinates: 33°46′N 89°48′W / 33.77°N 89.80°W / 33.77; -89.80