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Warren County, Mississippi

Warren County, Mississippi
The Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg was built c. 1940. It is located across from the Old Courthouse Museum.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1809
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Vicksburg
Largest city Vicksburg
 • Total 619 sq mi (1,603 km2)
 • Land 589 sq mi (1,526 km2)
 • Water 30 sq mi (78 km2), 4.9%
 • (2010) 48,773
 • Density 88/sq mi (34/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Old Courthouse Museum, also known as the Eva W. Davis Memorial is located in Vicksburg across the street from the 1940 courthouse.

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,773.[1] Its county seat is Vicksburg.[2] Created by legislative act of 22 December 1809, Warren County is named for American Revolutionary War officer Joseph Warren.

Part of the Mississippi Delta and the historic cotton culture, Warren County is included in the Vicksburg, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven, MS Combined Statistical Area.


  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
    • National protected areas 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Government and politics 3
    • Board of Supervisors 3.1
    • National politics 3.2
  • Communities 4
    • City 4.1
    • Census-designated place 4.2
    • Unincorporated communities 4.3
    • Ghost town 4.4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 30 square miles (78 km2) (4.9%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas


Age pyramid Warren County[9]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,773 people residing in the county. 50.3% were White, 47.0% Black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 1.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 49,644 people, 18,756 households, and 13,222 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 20,789 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 54.97% White, 43.19% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2005 census estimates based on the American Community Survey suggested that non-Hispanic whites were 51.5% of Warren County's population. Warren County was the only county in Mississippi along the Mississippi River in addition to Desoto where whites formed a majority of the population. African Americans were 46.0% of the county's population. People identifying as of two or more races were 0.6%, less than in the previous ACS. The Latino population was 1.2% of the total for the county.[11]

In 2000 there were 18,756 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 19.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,056, and the median income for a family was $41,706. Males had a median income of $33,566 versus $21,975 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,527. About 15.00% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.

Warren County has the seventh highest per capita income in the State of Mississippi.

Government and politics

Board of Supervisors

Members are elected from each of the five supervisory districts. The Board of Supervisors guides and establishes policies for the county government. Members of the board of make decisions regarding economic development, public health and welfare and county roads.

The Warren County sheriff's department is located in an annex building across from the courthouse.
The Warren County Board of Supervisors meets in this mall building at 903 Jackson Street in Vicksburg.

National politics

In 2004 Republican John Kerry's 41%. In 2008, however, the results were much closer based in part on a strong Democratic voter registration campaign. Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama 51% to 48%. In 2012, Barack Obama won the county 50% to Mitt Romney's 49%, the first Democratic presidential candidate to take the county since 1960, prior to the realignment of many conservative whites into the Republican Party and prior to civil rights legislation restoring the ability of African Americans to register and vote.[12]



Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 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. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ Warren County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
  12. ^ Atlas of US Presidential Election ResultsDavid Leip's , website

External links

  • Warren County, Mississippi

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