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

The community of Raleigh is the Seat for Smith County.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Smith had a population of 15,826 people. This is a decrease of 2.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 16,182 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Smith represented 0.57% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 56th 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
201016,491+1.91%+4.2% since 2009
200915,826-2.2%+0.38% since 2008
200815,766-2.57%-1.08% since 2007
200016,182The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Taylorsville   1,2551,3416.41% decrease  
Raleigh   1,2251,2552.39% decrease  
Mize   2762853.16% decrease  
Sylvarena   1171202.5% 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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