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The 2000 Census showed that Grenada County had a population of 23,263 people. This represented 0.82% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Grenada had a population of 23,046 people. This is a decrease of 0.93% 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
201021,906-5.83%-4.95% since 2009
200923,046-0.93%-0.2% since 2008
200723,112-0.65%+0.33% since 2006
200623,035-0.98%+1.36% since 2005
200522,726-2.31%+0.2% since 2004
200422,680-2.51%-0.33% since 2003
200322,755-2.18%-0.79% since 2002
200222,936-1.41%-0.46% since 2001
200123,041-0.95%-0.95% since 2000
200023,263The Last Census

Grenada County had 9,973 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Grenada County has a total area<3> of 449.4 square miles [1,163 km²]. Of this total, 421.8 square miles [1,092 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.14%) being water (27.58 square miles [71.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Grenada County had a population density of 55.2 people per square mile [21.29 people/km²], making it the state's 27th 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 Grenada County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Grenada and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Grenada County QuickFact (QF-28043).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CalhounQF-28013   E14,42215,069-4.29%
CarrollQF-28015   S10,27810,769-4.56%
LefloreQF-28083   SW34,56337,947-8.92%
MontgomeryQF-28097   SE11,12912,189-8.7%
TallahatchieQF-28135   NW12,63814,903-15.2%
WebsterQF-28155   E9,85210,294-4.29%
YalobushaQF-28161   N13,77313,0515.53%

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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 Grenada. 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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