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Time Zone: Lowndes County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Columbus is the Seat for Lowndes County.

Lowndes County was founded in 1830 and was created by taking area from MonroeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lowndes had a population of 59,658 people. This is a decrease of 3.13% since the last Census (which gave a population of 61,586 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lowndes represented 2.16% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201059,779-2.93%+0.2% since 2009
200959,658-3.13%+0.73% since 2008
200859,225-3.83%-0.5% since 2007
200759,525-3.35% 
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200061,586The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lowndes County Census Page for Lowndes County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lowndes County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lowndes County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Columbus   23,81825,9448.19% decrease  
Caledonia   9531,0156.11% decrease  
Crawford   6316553.66% decrease  
Artesia   4784984.02% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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