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Walthall County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Walthall County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1910
Seat Tylertown
Largest Town Tylertown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

404 sq mi (1,046 km²)
404 sq mi (1,046 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.15%
 - (2000)
 - Density

36/sq mi (14/km²)

Walthall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 15,156. Its county seat is Tylertown6. The county is named after Civil War general and Mississippi Senator Edward C. Walthall.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,047 km² (404 sq mi). 1,046 km² (404 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.15%) is water. It is the smallest county in Mississippi in land area.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,156 people, 5,571 households, and 4,111 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (38/sq mi). There were 6,418 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 54.61% White, 44.09% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 13,455
1930 13,871 3.1%
1940 17,534 26.4%
1950 15,563 −11.2%
1960 13,512 −13.2%
1970 12,500 −7.5%
1980 13,761 10.1%
1990 14,352 4.3%
2000 15,156 5.6%
Est. 2006 15,543 2.6%

There were 5,571 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $22,945, and the median income for a family was $29,169. Males had a median income of $26,745 versus $16,909 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,563. About 22.40% of families and 27.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.70% of those under age 18 and 17.50% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 31°08′N 90°06′W / 31.14, -90.10

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