Lowndes County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Lowndes County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 58,879 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Columbus.[2] The county is named for U.S. Congressman William Jones Lowndes.[3]

Lowndes County
Friendship Cemetery
Friendship Cemetery
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lowndes County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°28′N 88°26′W / 33.47°N 88.44°W / 33.47; -88.44
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forWilliam Jones Lowndes
Largest cityColumbus
 • Total516 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 • Land506 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  2.1%
 • Total58,879
 • Density110/sq mi (44/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

Mississippi University for Women is located here.


  1. "QuickFacts: Lowndes County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 191.