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The 2000 Census showed that Attala County had a population of 19,661 people. This represented 0.69% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Attala had a population of 19,755 people. This is an increase of 0.48% 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
201019,564-0.49%-0.97% since 2009
200919,755+0.48%+0.28% since 2008
200819,700+0.2%+0.67% since 2007
200719,569-0.47%+0.53% since 2006
200619,466-0.99%+0.87% since 2005
200519,298-1.85%-0.34% since 2004
200419,364-1.51%-0.7% since 2003
200319,501-0.81%-0.43% since 2002
200219,585-0.39%-0.21% since 2001
200119,627-0.17%-0.17% since 2000
200019,661The Last Census

Attala County had 8,639 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Attala County has a total area<3> of 737 square miles [1,909 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.97 square miles [5.11 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Attala County had a population density of 26.75 people per square mile [10.33 people/km²], making it the state's 61st 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 Attala County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Attala and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Attala County QuickFact (QF-28007).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarrollQF-28015   NW10,27810,769-4.56%
ChoctawQF-28019   NE9,0239,758-7.53%
HolmesQF-28051   W20,29021,609-6.1%
LeakeQF-28079   S23,13220,94010.47%
MadisonQF-28089   SW93,09774,67424.67%
MontgomeryQF-28097   N11,12912,189-8.7%
NeshobaQF-28099   SE30,30228,6845.64%
WinstonQF-28159   E19,30920,160-4.22%
YazooQF-28163   W27,98128,149-0.6%

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Census QuickFact for Attala County

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 Attala. 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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