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The 2000 Census showed that Leake County had a population of 20,940 people. This represented 0.74% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 46th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Leake had a population of 23,132 people. This is an increase of 10.47% 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
201023,805+13.68%+2.91% since 2009
200923,132+10.47%+0.71% since 2008
200822,970+9.69%+0.91% since 2007
200722,763+8.71%+0.62% since 2006
200622,622+8.03%+0.9% since 2005
200522,421+7.07%+0.93% since 2004
200422,214+6.08%+1.15% since 2003
200321,961+4.88%+1.24% since 2002
200221,691+3.59%+1.1% since 2001
200121,456+2.46%+2.46% since 2000
200020,940The Last Census

Leake County had 8,585 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Leake County has a total area<3> of 585 square miles [1,516 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.68 square miles [6.95 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Leake County had a population density of 35.94 people per square mile [13.87 people/km²], making it the state's 49th 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 Leake County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Leake and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Leake County QuickFact (QF-28079).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Leake County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AttalaQF-28007   N19,75519,6610.48%
MadisonQF-28089   W93,09774,67424.67%
NeshobaQF-28099   E30,30228,6845.64%
NewtonQF-28101   SE22,56821,8383.34%
ScottQF-28123   S29,34128,4233.23%
WinstonQF-28159   NE19,30920,160-4.22%

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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 Leake. 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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