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Welcome to Collins ...

The city of Collins is located in Covington County<1> and is the County Seat for Covington County.

The location of Collins has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Collins has a population of 2,425 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Collins.

Collins is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Collins: (601) & (769)<5>

Websites for Collins ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.covingtonchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Collins, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Collins had an population of 2,425 people. This is a decrease of 6.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Collins had a population of 2,586 people (which is 13.22% of the total population of Covington County). This makes Collins the county's most populous community.

The population of Collins represents 0.09% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 89th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,586 people, the population of Collins decreased 3.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,683 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Collins.

Communities Also Named Collins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Collins - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (4), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Collins.

Communities near Collins ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Collins.

  • Magee [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
    • Magee [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Collins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<7>
  • Sumrall [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
    • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Collins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<7>
  • Taylorsville [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Collins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
  • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
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    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Collins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
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      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Mize [Smith County]
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      • Mize [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<7>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<7>
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Collins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Collins.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Collins. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Collins.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Collins. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Collins.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Collins ...

Looking for more information about Collins? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Collins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Collins.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Collins. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Covington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Collins.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Collins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Collins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Collins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Collins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6470, Longitude: -89.5669       In this case, the coordinates for Collins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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