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The 2000 Census showed that Pemiscot County had a population of 20,047 people. This represented 0.36% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 53rd most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pemiscot had a population of 18,193 people. This is a decrease of 9.25% 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
201018,296-8.73%+0.57% since 2009
200918,193-9.25%-0.79% since 2008
200818,338-8.52%-1.3% since 2007
200718,579-7.32%-1.02% since 2006
200618,771-6.37%-1.45% since 2005
200519,047-4.99%-0.78% since 2004
200419,197-4.24%-1.4% since 2003
200319,470-2.88%-1.41% since 2002
200219,749-1.49%-0.37% since 2001
200119,823-1.12%-1.12% since 2000
200020,047The Last Census

Pemiscot County had 8,793 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pemiscot County has a total area<3> of 512 square miles [1,327 km²]. Of this total, 493.1 square miles [1,277 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.77%) being water (19.33 square miles [50.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pemiscot County had a population density of 40.66 people per square mile [15.7 people/km²], making it the state's 42nd most densely populated county (out of 115 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

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

Click here for the Pemiscot County QuickFact (QF-29155).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Mississippi (AR)QF-05093   SW46,60551,979-10.34%
DunklinQF-29069   NW31,03933,155-6.38%
New MadridQF-29143   N17,48019,760-11.54%
Dyer (TN)QF-47045   E37,81137,2791.43%
Lake (TN)QF-47095   NE7,3037,954-8.18%

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 Pemiscot. 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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