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

The community of Wiggins is the Seat for Stone County.

Stone County was founded in 1916 and was created by taking area from HarrisonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Stone had a population of 16,619 people. This is an increase of 22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 13,622 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Stone represented 0.48% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 61st 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
201017,786+30.57%+7.02% since 2009
200916,619+22%+1.71% since 2008
200816,340+19.95%+4.84% since 2007
200013,622The Last Census

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


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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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