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The 2000 Census showed that Claiborne County had a population of 11,831 people. This represented 0.42% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 69th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Claiborne had a population of 10,755 people. This is a decrease of 9.09% 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
20109,604-18.82%-10.7% since 2009
200910,755-9.09%-0.54% since 2008
200810,813-8.6%+1.2% since 2007
200710,685-9.69%-3.09% since 2006
200611,026-6.8%-2.18% since 2005
200511,272-4.72%+0.14% since 2004
200311,252-4.89%-2.52% since 2002
200211,543-2.43%-1.15% since 2001
200111,677-1.3%-1.3% since 2000
200011,831The Last Census

Claiborne County had 4,252 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Claiborne County has a total area<3> of 501 square miles [1,298 km²]. Of this total, 486.8 square miles [1,260 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.91%) being water (14.59 square miles [37.79 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Claiborne County had a population density of 24.31 people per square mile [9.38 people/km²], making it the state's 67th 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 Claiborne County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Claiborne and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Claiborne County QuickFact (QF-28021).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Tensas (LA)QF-22107   W5,6096,618-15.25%
CopiahQF-28029   E29,09428,7571.17%
HindsQF-28049   NE247,631250,800-1.26%
JeffersonQF-28063   SW8,9289,740-8.34%
WarrenQF-28149   N48,17549,644-2.96%

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 Claiborne. 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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