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The 2000 Census showed that Adams County had a population of 34,340 people. This represented 1.21% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Adams had a population of 30,722 people. This is a decrease of 10.54% 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
201032,297-5.95%+5.13% since 2009
200930,722-10.54%-1.48% since 2008
200831,182-9.2%-1.38% since 2007
200731,618-7.93%-1.53% since 2006
200632,110-6.49%+1.16% since 2005
200531,741-7.57%-0.92% since 2004
200432,037-6.71%-2.67% since 2003
200332,917-4.14%-1.33% since 2002
200233,362-2.85%-1.14% since 2001
200133,748-1.72%-1.72% since 2000
200034,340The Last Census

Adams County had 15,175 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Adams County has a total area<3> of 486.2 square miles [1,259 km²]. Of this total, 460.3 square miles [1,192 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.34%) being water (25.99 square miles [67.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Adams County had a population density of 74.6 people per square mile [28.81 people/km²], making it the state's 19th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

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

Click here for the Adams County QuickFact (QF-28001).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Concordia (LA)QF-22029   W18,98920,247-6.21%
Tensas (LA)QF-22107   N5,6096,618-15.25%
FranklinQF-28037   E8,3248,448-1.47%
JeffersonQF-28063   NE8,9289,740-8.34%
WilkinsonQF-28157   S10,14310,312-1.64%

The Mississippi River runs along the western 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 Adams. 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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