Perry County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Perry County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 12,250 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is New Augusta.[2]

Perry County
The Perry County courthouse in New Augusta
The Perry County courthouse in New Augusta
Map of Mississippi highlighting Perry 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°10′N 88°59′W / 31.17°N 88.99°W / 31.17; -88.99
Country United States
Founded1820
Named forOliver Hazard Perry
SeatNew Augusta
Largest townRichton
Area
 • Total650 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Land647 sq mi (1,680 km2)
 • Water3.0 sq mi (8 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total12,250
 • Density19/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.