Prentiss County
The Prentiss County courthouse in Booneville
The Prentiss County courthouse in Booneville
Map of Mississippi highlighting Prentiss County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°37′N 88°31′W / 34.61°N 88.52°W / 34.61; -88.52
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedApril 15, 1870
(152 years ago)
 (1870-04-15)
Named forSeargent Smith Prentiss
SeatBooneville
Largest cityBooneville
Area
 • Total418 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Land415 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Water3.2 sq mi (8 km2)  0.8%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total25,276
 • Estimate 
(2018)
25,315
 • Density60/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.prentisscounty.org

Prentiss County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,275.[1] Its county seat is Booneville.[2] The county is named for Seargent Smith Prentiss, a noted speaker and US Congressman from Natchez. (Seargent was his first name, not a military title.)

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 415 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.8%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18709,348
188012,15830.1%
189013,67912.5%
190015,78815.4%
191016,9317.2%
192017,6064.0%
193019,2659.4%
194020,9218.6%
195019,810−5.3%
196017,949−9.4%
197020,13312.2%
198024,02519.3%
199023,278−3.1%
200025,5569.8%
201025,276−1.1%
2018 (est.)25,315[4]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2020 census

Prentiss County Racial Composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White 20,166 80.64%
Black or African American 3,547 14.18%
Native American 62 0.25%
Asian 85 0.34%
Pacific Islander 5 0.02%
Other/Mixed 738 2.95%
Hispanic or Latino 405 1.62%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 25,008 people, 9,145 households, and 6,092 families residing in the county.

2000 census

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 25,556 people, 9,821 households, and 7,169 families living in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km2). There were 10,681 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 85.85% White, 12.94% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000 there were 9,821 households, out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.00% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,446, and the median income for a family was $35,125. Males had a median income of $26,862 versus $19,766 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,131. About 13.10% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 22.40% of those age 65 or over.


Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Politics

United States presidential election results for Prentiss County, Mississippi[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,370 78.64% 2,153 20.23% 121 1.14%
2016 7,648 77.47% 2,067 20.94% 157 1.59%
2012 7,075 70.52% 2,817 28.08% 141 1.41%
2008 7,703 70.39% 3,020 27.60% 221 2.02%
2004 6,538 65.83% 3,327 33.50% 67 0.67%
2000 5,101 60.14% 3,287 38.75% 94 1.11%
1996 3,473 48.73% 3,053 42.84% 601 8.43%
1992 4,317 50.63% 3,385 39.70% 824 9.66%
1988 4,348 55.09% 3,429 43.45% 115 1.46%
1984 4,821 62.35% 2,897 37.47% 14 0.18%
1980 3,264 39.91% 4,832 59.09% 82 1.00%
1976 2,362 33.85% 4,431 63.51% 184 2.64%
1972 4,607 91.12% 398 7.87% 51 1.01%
1968 723 11.63% 440 7.08% 5,055 81.30%
1964 2,289 69.32% 1,013 30.68% 0 0.00%
1960 740 24.79% 1,777 59.53% 468 15.68%
1956 383 15.96% 1,942 80.95% 74 3.08%
1952 731 21.48% 2,672 78.52% 0 0.00%
1948 74 4.44% 602 36.16% 989 59.40%
1944 175 9.58% 1,652 90.42% 0 0.00%
1940 118 5.28% 2,117 94.72% 0 0.00%
1936 50 2.68% 1,809 97.10% 4 0.21%
1932 76 3.70% 1,976 96.30% 0 0.00%
1928 269 16.45% 1,366 83.55% 0 0.00%
1924 179 12.73% 1,225 87.13% 2 0.14%
1920 496 32.27% 992 64.54% 49 3.19%
1916 164 10.66% 1,342 87.26% 32 2.08%
1912 85 7.74% 839 76.41% 174 15.85%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 26, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. 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 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 5, 2018.

Coordinates: 34°37′N 88°31′W / 34.61°N 88.52°W / 34.61; -88.52