Leake County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Leake County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 23,805 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Carthage.[2]

Leake County
Leake County Courthouse in Carthage
Leake County Courthouse in Carthage
Map of Mississippi highlighting Leake County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°45′N 89°31′W / 32.75°N 89.52°W / 32.75; -89.52
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1833
Named forWalter Leake
SeatCarthage
Largest cityCarthage
Area
 • Total585 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Land583 sq mi (1,510 km2)
 • Water2.5 sq mi (6 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total23,805
 • Density41/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.leakecountyms.org

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.