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The 2000 Census showed that Jefferson Davis County had a population of 13,962 people. This represented 0.49% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 60th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jefferson Davis had a population of 12,543 people. This is a decrease of 10.16% 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
201012,487-10.56%-0.45% since 2009
200912,543-10.16%-0.59% since 2008
200812,617-9.63%-0.76% since 2007
200712,713-8.95%-1.41% since 2006
200612,895-7.64%+0.47% since 2005
200512,835-8.07%-0.63% since 2004
200412,917-7.48%-2.34% since 2003
200313,227-5.26%-1.45% since 2002
200213,421-3.87%-1.63% since 2001
200113,643-2.28%-2.28% since 2000
200013,962The Last Census

Jefferson Davis County had 5,891 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jefferson Davis County has a total area<3> of 409.1 square miles [1,059 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.7 square miles [1.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jefferson Davis County had a population density of 34.19 people per square mile [13.2 people/km²], making it the state's 50th 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 Jefferson Davis County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jefferson Davis and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Jefferson Davis County QuickFact (QF-28065).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CovingtonQF-28031   E20,54419,4075.86%
LamarQF-28073   SE49,98039,07027.92%
LawrenceQF-28077   W13,30813,2580.38%
MarionQF-28091   S25,73225,5950.54%
SimpsonQF-28127   N27,92027,6391.02%

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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 Jefferson Davis. 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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