Tishomingo County, Mississippi

Tishomingo County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,593.[1] Its county seat is Iuka.[2]

Tishomingo County
County of Tishomingo
Tishomingo County Courthouse
Tishomingo County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tishomingo County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°44′25.6″N 88°14′21.6″W / 34.740444°N 88.239333°W / 34.740444; -88.239333Coordinates: 34°44′25.6″N 88°14′21.6″W / 34.740444°N 88.239333°W / 34.740444; -88.239333
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedFebruary 9, 1836
(186 years ago)
 (1836-02-09)
Named forTishomingo
SeatIuka
Largest cityIuka
Area
 • Total445 sq mi (1,150 km2)
 • Land424 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (50 km2)  4.6%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total19,593
 • Estimate 
(2018)
19,454
 • Density44/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

HistoryEdit

 
The Old County Courthouse at Iuka

Tishomingo County was organized February 9, 1836, from Chickasaw lands that were ceded to the United States. The Chickasaw were forced by Indian Removal to relocate to lands in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

Jacinto was the original county seat of Tishomingo County and its historic courthouse building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Parts of the northeastern side of Tishomingo county are part of the Battle of Shiloh Civil War battlefield.

In 1870 the area was divided into Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties. Tishomingo's county seat was relocated to Iuka.

GeographyEdit

 
Woodall Mountain, elevation 807 feet, is the highest point in the state of Mississippi.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 445 square miles (1,150 km2), of which 424 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (4.6%) is water.[3] The highest natural point in Mississippi, the 806 feet (246 meter) Woodall Mountain, is located in the county. Tishomingo County is the only county in Mississippi with outcroppings of natural limestone formations.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

National protected areaEdit

  Natchez Trace Parkway

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18406,681
185015,490131.9%
186024,14955.9%
18707,350−69.6%
18808,77419.4%
18909,3026.0%
190010,1248.8%
191013,06729.1%
192015,09115.5%
193016,4118.7%
194016,9743.4%
195015,544−8.4%
196013,889−10.6%
197014,9407.6%
198018,43423.4%
199017,683−4.1%
200019,1638.4%
201019,5932.2%
2018 (est.)19,454[5]−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2020 censusEdit

Tishomingo County racial composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 17,169 91.08%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 433 2.3%
Native American 48 0.25%
Asian 41 0.22%
Other/Mixed 622 3.3%
Hispanic or Latino 537 2.85%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 18,850 people, 7,635 households, and 5,035 families residing in the county.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,593 people living in the county. 94.5% were White, 2.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.7% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 2.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000 there were 19,163 people, 7,917 households, and 5,573 families living in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km2). There were 9,553 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.93% White, 3.11% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 the population was 93.4% non-Hispanic white. 3.6% of the population was African-American. 2.6% of the population was Latino.

At 93.4% of the county's population, Tishomingo County has the highest percentage of Non-Hispanic whites in the state of Mississippi.

In 2000 there were 7,917 households, out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,315, and the median income for a family was $34,378. Males had a median income of $28,109 versus $19,943 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,395. About 11% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.


RecreationEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CityEdit

TownsEdit

VillagesEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townEdit

Government and politicsEdit

Board of supervisorsEdit

  • Eric Booker, District 1
  • Nicky McRae, District 2
  • Michael Busby, District 3
  • Jeff Holt, District 4
  • Greg Collier, District 5

Chancery clerkEdit

  • Peyton Cummings

Circuit ClerkEdit

  • Josh McNatt

State representativesEdit

Presidential election resultsEdit

Tishomingo County is solidly Republican at the Presidential level, having last voted for a Democrat in 1992 when it voted for Bill Clinton. Since then the closest a Democrat has come to winning the county was in 1996 when Clinton narrowly lost to Bob Dole. In 2020 Donald Trump received 86.8 percent of the vote, the best result for a Republican since 1972 when Richard Nixon received 89.2 percent of the vote.

United States presidential election results for Tishomingo County, Mississippi[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 7,933 86.81% 1,059 11.59% 146 1.60%
2016 7,166 85.61% 999 11.93% 206 2.46%
2012 6,133 77.28% 1,643 20.70% 160 2.02%
2008 6,249 74.22% 1,962 23.30% 208 2.47%
2004 5,379 64.51% 2,846 34.13% 113 1.36%
2000 4,122 58.95% 2,747 39.29% 123 1.76%
1996 2,766 45.28% 2,709 44.34% 634 10.38%
1992 3,393 42.03% 3,910 48.44% 769 9.53%
1988 3,646 51.70% 3,378 47.90% 28 0.40%
1984 3,527 54.87% 2,879 44.79% 22 0.34%
1980 2,489 34.47% 4,595 63.63% 137 1.90%
1976 1,969 33.72% 3,734 63.95% 136 2.33%
1972 4,177 89.23% 443 9.46% 61 1.30%
1968 617 11.13% 358 6.46% 4,569 82.41%
1964 1,934 66.44% 977 33.56% 0 0.00%
1960 536 22.08% 1,222 50.35% 669 27.56%
1956 516 23.78% 1,577 72.67% 77 3.55%
1952 679 29.86% 1,595 70.14% 0 0.00%
1948 98 5.20% 711 37.74% 1,075 57.06%
1944 296 17.33% 1,412 82.67% 0 0.00%
1940 159 9.75% 1,463 89.75% 8 0.49%
1936 115 6.59% 1,619 92.83% 10 0.57%
1932 112 6.39% 1,636 93.27% 6 0.34%
1928 585 37.74% 965 62.26% 0 0.00%
1924 279 19.11% 1,181 80.89% 0 0.00%
1920 387 30.98% 841 67.33% 21 1.68%
1916 175 14.29% 1,031 84.16% 19 1.55%
1912 65 7.19% 701 77.54% 138 15.27%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Lowe, Ephraim Noble; Survey, Mississippi Geological, Economic, and Topographical (1915). Bulletin - Mississippi State Geological Survey. Mississippi Geological, Economic and Topographical Survey.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 5, 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • History of Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi Territory. Compiled and Edited by Fan Alexander Cochran. Oklahoma City, Okla. 1969.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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