Coahoma County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Coahoma County is a county in the northwestern part of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 21,390 people lived there.[1] Its capital is Clarksdale.[2] It was started on February 9, 1836. "Coahoma" is a Choctaw word that means "red panther."

Coahoma County
Original WROX (AM) building in Clarksdale.
Original WROX (AM) building in Clarksdale.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Coahoma 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°14′N 90°36′W / 34.23°N 90.6°W / 34.23; -90.6
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedFebruary 9, 1836
Largest cityClarksdale
 • Total583 sq mi (1,510 km2)
 • Land552 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2)  5.3%
 • Total21,390
 • Density37/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd


  1. "QuickFacts: Coahoma County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "NACo | Find a County". Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2021-01-17.