Walthall County
Walthall County courthouse in Tylertown
Walthall County courthouse in Tylertown
Map of Mississippi highlighting Walthall County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°08′N 90°06′W / 31.14°N 90.1°W / 31.14; -90.1
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1910
Named forEdward C. Walthall
SeatTylertown
Largest townTylertown
Area
 • Total404 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Land404 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total15,443
 • Estimate 
(2018)
14,465
 • Density38/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.walthall.ms.us

Walthall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,443.[1] Its county seat is Tylertown.[2] The county is named after Civil War Confederate general and Mississippi Senator Edward C. Walthall.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 404 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 404 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[3] It is the second-smallest county in Mississippi by area.

Walthall County is located in Southwest Mississippi.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
192013,455
193013,8713.1%
194017,53426.4%
195015,563−11.2%
196013,512−13.2%
197012,500−7.5%
198013,76110.1%
199014,3524.3%
200015,1565.6%
201015,4431.9%
2018 (est.)14,465[4]−6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2020 census

Walthall County racial composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 7,547 54.36%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 5,706 41.1%
Native American 42 0.3%
Asian 48 0.35%
Pacific Islander 8 0.06%
Other/Mixed 330 2.38%
Hispanic or Latino 203 1.46%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 13,884 people, 5,601 households, and 3,371 families residing in the county.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,443 people living in the county. 53.4% were White, 44.5% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% of some other race and 1.1% of two or more races. 1.5% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

2000 census

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 15,156 people, 5,571 households, and 4,111 families living in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (14/km2). There were 6,418 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 54.61% White, 44.09% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,571 households, out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.40% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $22,945, and the median income for a family was $29,169. Males had a median income of $26,745 versus $16,909 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,563. About 22.40% of families and 27.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.70% of those under age 18 and 17.50% of those age 65 or over.


Communities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Politics

United States presidential election results for Walthall County, Mississippi[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 4,220 59.28% 2,835 39.82% 64 0.90%
2016 4,056 58.62% 2,790 40.32% 73 1.06%
2012 4,051 53.65% 3,422 45.32% 78 1.03%
2008 4,253 54.67% 3,456 44.42% 71 0.91%
2004 3,888 61.17% 2,435 38.31% 33 0.52%
2000 3,476 58.97% 2,356 39.97% 63 1.07%
1996 2,239 45.27% 2,240 45.29% 467 9.44%
1992 2,728 45.72% 2,476 41.49% 763 12.79%
1988 3,103 56.40% 2,354 42.78% 45 0.82%
1984 3,305 59.65% 2,219 40.05% 17 0.31%
1980 2,703 46.91% 2,960 51.37% 99 1.72%
1976 2,110 42.83% 2,650 53.79% 167 3.39%
1972 3,110 79.66% 747 19.13% 47 1.20%
1968 387 8.05% 1,233 25.66% 3,186 66.29%
1964 3,014 95.14% 154 4.86% 0 0.00%
1960 310 14.49% 747 34.92% 1,082 50.58%
1956 306 17.74% 1,143 66.26% 276 16.00%
1952 491 26.57% 1,357 73.43% 0 0.00%
1948 5 0.39% 85 6.58% 1,202 93.03%
1944 68 5.24% 1,230 94.76% 0 0.00%
1940 40 3.21% 1,206 96.71% 1 0.08%
1936 28 2.22% 1,234 97.70% 1 0.08%
1932 30 2.72% 1,069 97.09% 2 0.18%
1928 218 20.15% 864 79.85% 0 0.00%
1924 64 8.84% 660 91.16% 0 0.00%
1920 139 22.49% 464 75.08% 15 2.43%
1916 12 1.74% 665 96.66% 11 1.60%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 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 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

Coordinates: 31°08′N 90°06′W / 31.14°N 90.10°W / 31.14; -90.10