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The 2000 Census showed that Leflore County had a population of 37,947 people. This represented 1.33% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Leflore had a population of 34,563 people. This is a decrease of 8.92% 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
201032,317-14.84%-6.5% since 2009
200934,563-8.92%-1.5% since 2008
200735,090-7.53%-0.14% since 2006
200635,139-7.4%-0.41% since 2005
200535,284-7.02%-1.38% since 2004
200435,777-5.72%+1.83% since 2003
200335,134-7.41%-3.58% since 2002
200236,439-3.97%-1.64% since 2001
200137,045-2.38%-2.38% since 2000
200037,947The Last Census

Leflore County had 14,097 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Leflore County has a total area<3> of 606 square miles [1,570 km²]. Of this total, 591 square miles [1,533 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.38%) being water (14.42 square miles [37.36 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Leflore County had a population density of 64.1 people per square mile [24.75 people/km²], making it the state's 20th 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 Leflore County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Leflore and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Leflore County QuickFact (QF-28083).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarrollQF-28015   E10,27810,769-4.56%
GrenadaQF-28043   NE23,04623,263-0.93%
HolmesQF-28051   S20,29021,609-6.1%
HumphreysQF-28053   SW9,80911,206-12.47%
SunflowerQF-28133   W29,61034,369-13.85%
TallahatchieQF-28135   N12,63814,903-15.2%

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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 Leflore. 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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