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Time Zone: Copiah County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hazlehurst is the Seat for Copiah County.

Copiah County was founded in 1823. Copiah was created by taking area from Franklin and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Copiah had a population of 29,094 people. This is an increase of 1.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 28,757 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Copiah represented 1.01% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

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
201029,449+2.41%+1.22% since 2009
200929,094+1.17%-0.46% since 2008
200829,228+1.64%-0.13% since 2007
200028,757The Last Census

More information can be found on the Copiah County Census Page for Copiah County.


Below are some of the communities located in Copiah County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Copiah County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Crystal Springs   5,8925,8730.32% increase  
Hazlehurst   4,3284,4001.64% decrease  
Wesson   1,7631,6934.13% increase  
Georgetown   3503441.74% increase  
Beauregard   2792655.28% increase  

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<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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