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

The community of Booneville is the Seat for Prentiss County.

Prentiss County was founded in 1870. Prentiss was created by taking area from Itawamba and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Prentiss had a population of 25,709 people. This is an increase of 0.6% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,556 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Prentiss represented 0.9% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 37th 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
201025,276-1.1%-1.68% since 2009
200925,709+0.6%+0.38% since 2008
200825,611+0.22%+0.51% since 2007
200025,556The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Booneville   8,7668,6251.63% increase  
Jumpertown   4074040.74% increase  
Marietta   2442481.61% 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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