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Warren County, Mississippi
Warren County Courthouse, Grove Street, Vicksburg (Warren County, Mississippi).jpg
Old Courthouse Museum (Eva W. Davis Memorial) in Vicksburg, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1809
Seat Vicksburg
Largest city Vicksburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

618.76 sq mi (1,603 km²)
586.61 sq mi (1,519 km²)
32.15 sq mi (83 km²), 5.20%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

44,722
83/sq mi (32/km²)
Website www.co.warren.ms.us

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. In 2020, its population was 44,722. Its county seat is Vicksburg[1]. Warren County is named for American Revolutionary War officer Joseph Warren.

The Vicksburg Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Warren County.

Geography[]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 618.76 square miles (1,602.6 km2), of which 586.61 square miles (1,519.3 km2) (or 94.80%) is land and 32.15 square miles (83.3 km2) (or 5.20%) is water.[2]

Major highways[]

  • I-20.svg Interstate 20
  • US 80.svg U.S. Highway 80
  • US 61.svg U.S. Highway 61
  • Circle sign 3.svg Mississippi Highway 3
  • Circle sign 27.svg Mississippi Highway 27

Adjacent counties[]

National protected areas[]

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge (part)
  • Vicksburg National Military Park (part)

Demographics[]

Age pyramid Warren County[3]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 1,114
1820 2,693 141.7%
1830 7,861 191.9%
1840 15,820 101.2%
1850 18,120 14.5%
1860 20,696 14.2%
1870 26,769 29.3%
1880 31,238 16.7%
1890 33,164 6.2%
1900 40,912 23.4%
1910 37,488 −8.4%
1920 33,362 −11.0%
1930 35,785 7.3%
1940 39,595 10.6%
1950 39,616 0.1%
1960 42,206 6.5%
1970 44,981 6.6%
1980 51,627 14.8%
1990 47,880 −7.3%
2000 49,644 3.7%
2010 48,773 −1.8%
MS Counties 1900-1990
GeoHive - 2000 & 2010 statistics

As of the census[4] 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. This meant that Warren County was the only county in Mississippi along the Mississippi River besides Desoto County where whites formed a majority of the population. African-Americans now were 46.0% of the county's population. People reporting two or more races seemed to have declined to 0.6%. The Latino population was now 1.2% of the total for the county.[5]

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 tenth highest per capita income in the State of Mississippi.

Communities[]

  • Unincorporated places
    • Bovina
    • Eagle Bend
    • Flowers
    • Redwood
    • Waltersville
    • Warrenton
    • Yokena

Government and politics[]

In 2004, Republican George W. Bush won Warren County with 57% percent of the vote to Democrat 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. While Donald Trump did send Warren back into the GOP column in 2016 (50%-47%), Joe Biden narrowly flipped the county by 0.4 points four years later as he nationally defeated Trump.

The previous Democratic dominance was based on membership in the party by conservative whites, at a time when most blacks were excluded from voting. Since the late 20th century and passage of civil rights legislation, most conservative whites have shifted into the Republican Party. African Americans have largely supported local and national Democratic candidates since that period, as well as some progressive whites in recent years. As of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Warren is one of the few Dem-leaning White counties in Mississippi.

United States presidential election results for Warren County, Mississippi[6]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 10,365 49.23% 10,442 49.60% 246 1.17%
2016 9,767 50.30% 9,284 47.82% 365 1.88%
2012 10,457 48.89% 10,786 50.42% 148 0.69%
2008 11,152 51.24% 10,489 48.19% 123 0.57%
2004 11,356 57.69% 8,224 41.78% 103 0.52%
2000 10,892 58.49% 7,485 40.19% 246 1.32%
1996 9,261 47.77% 8,774 45.26% 1,350 6.96%
1992 10,209 49.61% 8,175 39.73% 2,194 10.66%
1988 12,507 62.01% 7,437 36.87% 226 1.12%
1984 12,959 60.99% 8,054 37.90% 235 1.11%
1980 10,151 56.00% 7,489 41.31% 488 2.69%
1976 8,699 55.39% 6,299 40.11% 707 4.50%
1972 10,420 71.97% 3,480 24.04% 578 3.99%
1968 2,392 16.95% 4,503 31.91% 7,217 51.14%
1964 7,409 81.96% 1,631 18.04% 0 0.00%
1960 2,277 34.57% 2,289 34.75% 2,021 30.68%
1956 2,419 45.40% 1,857 34.85% 1,052 19.74%
1952 3,458 59.38% 2,366 40.63% 0 0.00%
1948 245 5.88% 320 7.67% 3,605 86.45%
1944 304 8.67% 3,202 91.33% 0 0.00%
1940 192 5.92% 3,048 94.05% 1 0.03%
1936 122 3.63% 3,233 96.19% 6 0.18%
1932 169 6.47% 2,422 92.76% 20 0.77%
1928 530 16.07% 2,769 83.93% 0 0.00%
1924 328 15.46% 1,794 84.54% 0 0.00%
1920 161 12.80% 1,082 86.01% 15 1.19%
1916 73 5.69% 1,204 93.92% 5 0.39%
1912 55 4.11% 1,135 84.76% 149 11.13%



See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Warren County, Mississippi

References[]

External links[]

Coordinates: 32°22′N 90°51′W / 32.36, -90.85


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