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The 2000 Census showed that Issaquena County had a population of 2,274 people. This represented 0.08% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 82nd most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Issaquena had a population of 1,612 people. This is a decrease of 29.11% 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
20101,406-38.17%-12.78% since 2009
20091,612-29.11%-2.6% since 2008
20081,655-27.22%-0.72% since 2007
20071,667-26.69%-4.85% since 2006
20061,752-22.96%-3.58% since 2005
20051,817-20.1%-4.22% since 2004
20041,897-16.58%-6.04% since 2003
20032,019-11.21%-1.66% since 2002
20022,053-9.72%-5.61% since 2001
20012,175-4.35%-4.35% since 2000
20002,274The Last Census

Issaquena County had 877 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Issaquena County has a total area<3> of 441.4 square miles [1,143 km²]. Of this total, 413.1 square miles [1,069 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.41%) being water (28.3 square miles [73.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Issaquena County had a population density of 5.51 people per square mile [2.13 people/km²], making it the state's 82nd 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 Issaquena County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Issaquena and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Issaquena County QuickFact (QF-28055).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
East Carroll (LA)QF-22035   W8,1029,421-14%
SharkeyQF-28125   NE5,4206,580-17.63%
WarrenQF-28149   S48,17549,644-2.96%
WashingtonQF-28151   N54,61662,977-13.28%
YazooQF-28163   E27,98128,149-0.6%

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 Issaquena. 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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