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The 2000 Census showed that Coahoma County had a population of 30,622 people. This represented 1.08% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Coahoma had a population of 26,936 people. This is a decrease of 12.04% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201026,151-14.6%-2.91% since 2009
200926,936-12.04%-0.91% since 2008
200827,184-11.23%-1.34% since 2007
200727,553-10.02%-1.3% since 2006
200627,915-8.84%-1.24% since 2005
200528,265-7.7%-1.95% since 2004
200428,828-5.86%-1.59% since 2003
200329,295-4.33%-1.85% since 2002
200229,846-2.53%-1.42% since 2001
200130,275-1.13%-1.13% since 2000
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200030,622The Last Census

Coahoma County had 11,490 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Coahoma County has a total area<3> of 583 square miles [1,510 km²]. Of this total, 554 square miles [1,435 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.97%) being water (28.99 square miles [75.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Coahoma County had a population density of 55.3 people per square mile [21.34 people/km²], making it the state's 28th 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 Coahoma County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Coahoma and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Coahoma County QuickFact (QF-28027).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
ClarksdaleQF-281382017,73420,645-14.1%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Phillips (AR)QF-05107   NW20,92126,445-20.89%
BolivarQF-28011   SW36,76640,633-9.52%
QuitmanQF-28119   E8,39110,117-17.06%
TallahatchieQF-28135   SE12,63814,903-15.2%
TunicaQF-28143   N10,4369,22713.1%

The Mississippi River runs along the western border of the county.

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Census QuickFact for Coahoma 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 Coahoma. 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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