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Tippah County
The Tippah County courthouse in Ripley
The Tippah County courthouse in Ripley
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tippah 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°46′N 88°55′W / 34.77°N 88.91°W / 34.77; -88.91
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1836
SeatRipley
Largest cityRipley
Area
 • Total460 sq mi (1,200 km2)
 • Land458 sq mi (1,190 km2)
 • Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.5%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total22,232
 • Estimate 
(2018)
21,995
 • Density48/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.co.tippah.ms.us

Tippah County is a county located on the northern border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,232.[1] Its county seat is Ripley.[2] The name "Tippah" is derived from a Chickasaw language word meaning "cut off." It was taken from the creek of the same name that flows across much of the original county from northeast to southwest before emptying into the Tallahatchie River. The creek probably was so named because it, and the ridges on either side, "cut off" the western part of the region from the eastern portion.

One of President Bill Clinton's great-grandfathers is buried here.[3]

Geography

Tippah County MS sign 002.jpg

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 460 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,190 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18409,444
185020,741119.6%
186022,5508.7%
187020,727−8.1%
188012,867−37.9%
189012,9510.7%
190012,9830.2%
191014,63112.7%
192015,4195.4%
193018,65821.0%
194019,6805.5%
195017,522−11.0%
196015,093−13.9%
197015,8525.0%
198018,73918.2%
199019,5234.2%
200020,8266.7%
201022,2326.8%
2018 (est.)21,995[5]−1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2020 census

Tippah County Racial Composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White 16,609 76.14%
Black or African American 3,447 15.8%
Native American 20 0.09%
Asian 24 0.11%
Other/Mixed 597 2.74%
Hispanic or Latino 1,118 5.12%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 21,815 people, 7,834 households, and 5,394 families residing in the county.

2000 census

At the 2000 census,[11] there are 20,826 people, 8,108 households and 5,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 per square mile (18/km2). There were 8,868 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 81.85% White, 15.92% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 2.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of 2000, there were 8,108 households, of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.40% 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.

Age distribution was 25.00% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.

The median household income was $29,300, and the median family income was $34,547. Males had a median income of $27,505 versus $20,446 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,041 About 14.00% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 23.30% of those age 65 or over.


Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Media

Politics

United States presidential election results for Tippah County, Mississippi[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,054 79.73% 1,937 19.17% 111 1.10%
2016 7,240 78.19% 1,842 19.89% 178 1.92%
2012 6,717 73.30% 2,317 25.28% 130 1.42%
2008 6,937 71.33% 2,623 26.97% 165 1.70%
2004 6,174 66.57% 3,016 32.52% 85 0.92%
2000 5,381 64.04% 2,908 34.61% 114 1.36%
1996 3,249 46.80% 2,992 43.10% 701 10.10%
1992 4,444 50.85% 3,475 39.76% 820 9.38%
1988 4,593 60.41% 2,958 38.91% 52 0.68%
1984 4,706 64.46% 2,566 35.15% 29 0.40%
1980 3,338 44.97% 3,878 52.24% 207 2.79%
1976 1,887 30.08% 4,260 67.90% 127 2.02%
1972 3,937 85.87% 569 12.41% 79 1.72%
1968 589 10.02% 663 11.28% 4,627 78.70%
1964 2,482 71.82% 974 28.18% 0 0.00%
1960 486 16.80% 1,939 67.05% 467 16.15%
1956 287 9.71% 2,569 86.94% 99 3.35%
1952 511 15.08% 2,878 84.92% 0 0.00%
1948 66 3.07% 425 19.75% 1,661 77.18%
1944 126 4.73% 2,539 95.27% 0 0.00%
1940 63 2.73% 2,248 97.27% 0 0.00%
1936 19 1.16% 1,625 98.84% 0 0.00%
1932 52 2.56% 1,972 97.24% 4 0.20%
1928 298 16.98% 1,457 83.02% 0 0.00%
1924 96 6.19% 1,411 90.91% 45 2.90%
1920 237 19.52% 955 78.67% 22 1.81%
1916 82 5.00% 1,547 94.33% 11 0.67%
1912 34 2.89% 1,056 89.87% 85 7.23%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Ashley Elkins, Editorial: "High-profile primary"[permanent dead link], September 2008
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.

Coordinates: 34°46′N 88°55′W / 34.77°N 88.91°W / 34.77; -88.91