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

The community of Carthage is the Seat for Leake County.

Leake County was founded in 1833. Leake was created by taking area from Madison and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 20,940 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Leake represented 0.74% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 46th 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
201023,805+13.68%+2.91% since 2009
200923,132+10.47%+0.71% since 2008
200822,970+9.69%+0.91% since 2007
200020,940The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Leake County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Leake County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Carthage   4,8754,6375.13% increase  
Walnut Grove   1,737488255.9% increase  
Lena   1631672.4% decrease  

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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