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

The community of Rolling Fork is the Seat for Sharkey County.

Sharkey County was founded in 1876. Sharkey was created by taking area from Issaquena, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sharkey had a population of 5,420 people. This is a decrease of 17.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,580 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sharkey represented 0.23% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 81st 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
20104,916-25.29%-9.3% since 2009
20095,420-17.63%-1.31% since 2008
20085,492-16.53% 
20075,489-16.58% 
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20006,580The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Rolling Fork   2,0282,48618.42% decrease  
Anguilla   74990717.42% decrease  
Cary   35242717.56% decrease  

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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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