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

The community of Prentiss is the Seat for Jefferson Davis County.

Jefferson Davis County was founded in 1906. Jefferson Davis was created by taking area from Covington and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 13,962 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jefferson Davis represented 0.49% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 60th 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
201012,487-10.56%-0.45% since 2009
200912,543-10.16%-0.59% since 2008
200812,617-9.63%-0.76% since 2007
200013,962The Last Census

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


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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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