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The 2000 Census showed that Mississippi County had a population of 51,979 people. This represented 1.94% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Mississippi had a population of 46,605 people. This is a decrease of 10.34% since the 2000 Census.

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201046,480-10.58%-0.27% since 2009
200946,605-10.34%-0.33% since 2008
200846,760-10.04%+0.32% since 2007
200746,610-10.33%-0.27% since 2006
200646,736-10.09%-0.94% since 2005
200547,178-9.24%-0.89% since 2004
200447,603-8.42%-1.67% since 2003
200348,412-6.86%-2.94% since 2002
200249,877-4.04%-2.14% since 2001
200150,970-1.94%-1.94% since 2000
200051,979The Last Census

Mississippi County had 22,310 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Mississippi County has a total area<3> of 919 square miles [2,382 km²]. Of this total, 898 square miles [2,326 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.34%) being water (21.48 square miles [55.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Mississippi County had a population density of 57.9 people per square mile [22.34 people/km²], making it the state's 18th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Mississippi County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Mississippi and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Mississippi County QuickFact (QF-05093).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Mississippi County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Mississippi County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CraigheadQF-05031   W95,45782,14816.2%
CrittendenQF-05035   S53,02250,8664.24%
PoinsettQF-05111   SW24,68225,614-3.64%
Dunklin (MO)QF-29069   N31,03933,155-6.38%
Pemiscot (MO)QF-29155   NE18,19320,047-9.25%
Dyer (TN)QF-47045   NE37,81137,2791.43%
Lauderdale (TN)QF-47097   E26,47127,101-2.32%
Tipton (TN)QF-47167   SE59,49551,27116.04%

The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Mississippi. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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