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The 2000 Census showed that Tippah County had a population of 20,826 people. This represented 0.73% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 47th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tippah had a population of 21,661 people. This is an increase of 4.01% since the 2000 Census.

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
201022,232+6.75%+2.64% since 2009
200921,661+4.01%+0.57% since 2008
200821,538+3.42%+0.38% since 2007
200721,456+3.03%+0.64% since 2006
200621,319+2.37%+0.46% since 2005
200521,221+1.9%+0.99% since 2004
200421,013+0.9%+0.15% since 2003
200320,981+0.74%+0.32% since 2002
200220,915+0.43%+0.21% since 2001
200120,871+0.22%+0.22% since 2000
200020,826The Last Census

Tippah County had 8,868 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tippah County has a total area<3> of 460 square miles [1,191 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.07 square miles [5.35 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tippah County had a population density of 45.48 people per square mile [17.56 people/km²], making it the state's 42nd most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Tippah County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tippah and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Tippah County QuickFact (QF-28139).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Tippah County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Tippah County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlcornQF-28003   NE35,82234,5583.66%
BentonQF-28009   W7,9818,026-0.56%
PrentissQF-28117   SE25,70925,5560.6%
UnionQF-28145   S27,26325,3627.5%
Hardeman (TN)QF-47069   N27,61328,105-1.75%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Tippah. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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