Scott County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Scott County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 28,264 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Forest.[2]

Scott County
1900 Scott County Courthouse (replaced 1924 and again in 1955)
1900 Scott County Courthouse (replaced 1924 and again in 1955)
Map of Mississippi highlighting Scott 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°24′N 89°33′W / 32.4°N 89.55°W / 32.4; -89.55
Country United States
FoundedDecember 23, 1833
Named forAbram M. Scott
SeatForest
Largest cityForest
Area
 • Total610 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Land609 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3 km2)  0.2%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total28,264
 • Estimate 
(2018)
28,287
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.scottcountyms.gov

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 610 square miles (1,600 km2). Of that 609 square miles (1,580 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

It is an about 45 minute driving distance from Jackson.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Bordering countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

HistoryEdit

Scott County was created on December 23, 1833. It is named for Abram M. Scott, the Governor of Mississippi from 1832 to 1833.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18401,653
18503,961139.6%
18608,139105.5%
18707,847−3.6%
188010,84538.2%
189011,7408.3%
190014,31621.9%
191016,72316.8%
192016,420−1.8%
193020,91427.4%
194023,14410.7%
195021,681−6.3%
196021,187−2.3%
197021,3690.9%
198024,55614.9%
199024,137−1.7%
200028,42317.8%
201028,264−0.6%
Est. 201828,287[5]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 28,264 people, 10,248 households, and 7,264 families living in the county.[10]

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownsEdit

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Other unincorporated communitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  4. Robertson, Campbell. "In a Mississippi Jail, Convictions and Counsel Appear Optional." The New York Times. September 24, 2014. Print: September 25, 2014, p. A15 ("In a Mississippi Jail, Convictions and Counsel Appear Optional"). Retrieved on September 26, 2014.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  10. Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2018-03-04.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 32°24′N 89°33′W / 32.40°N 89.55°W / 32.40; -89.55