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The 2000 Census showed that Choctaw County had a population of 9,758 people. This represented 0.34% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 76th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Choctaw had a population of 9,023 people. This is a decrease of 7.53% 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
20108,547-12.41%-5.28% since 2009
20099,023-7.53%-0.49% since 2008
20089,067-7.08%+0.76% since 2007
20078,999-7.78%-1.89% since 2006
20069,172-6.01%-1.03% since 2005
20059,267-5.03%-0.73% since 2004
20049,335-4.33%-1.91% since 2003
20039,517-2.47%-0.69% since 2002
20029,583-1.79%-0.29% since 2001
20019,611-1.51%-1.51% since 2000
20009,758The Last Census

Choctaw County had 4,249 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Choctaw County has a total area<3> of 419.8 square miles [1,087 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.71 square miles [1.84 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Choctaw County had a population density of 23.28 people per square mile [8.99 people/km²], making it the state's 69th 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 Choctaw County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Choctaw and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Choctaw County QuickFact (QF-28019).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AttalaQF-28007   SW19,75519,6610.48%
MontgomeryQF-28097   W11,12912,189-8.7%
OktibbehaQF-28105   E44,54442,9023.83%
WebsterQF-28155   N9,85210,294-4.29%
WinstonQF-28159   SE19,30920,160-4.22%

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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 Choctaw. 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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