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

The community of Forest is the Seat for Scott County.

Scott County was founded in 1833. Scott was created by taking area from Covington, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Scott had a population of 29,341 people. This is an increase of 3.23% since the last Census (which gave a population of 28,423 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Scott represented 1% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 32nd 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201028,264-0.56%-3.67% since 2009
200929,341+3.23%+0.28% since 2008
200829,259+2.94%+0.17% since 2007
200729,209+2.77% 
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200028,423The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Forest   6,0335,9870.77% increase  
Morton   3,4803,482  
Sebastopol   2372331.72% increase  

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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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