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The 2000 Census showed that Tishomingo County had a population of 19,163 people. This represented 0.67% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 52nd most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tishomingo had a population of 19,034 people. This is a decrease of 0.67% 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
201019,593+2.24%+2.94% since 2009
200919,034-0.67%-0.25% since 2008
200819,081-0.43%-0.55% since 2007
200719,186+0.12%+0.61% since 2006
200619,069-0.49%+0.72% since 2005
200518,932-1.21%+0.13% since 2004
200418,907-1.34%+0.1% since 2003
200318,889-1.43%-0.74% since 2002
200219,030-0.69%+0.35% since 2001
200118,964-1.04%-1.04% since 2000
200019,163The Last Census

Tishomingo County had 9,553 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tishomingo County has a total area<3> of 444.5 square miles [1,151 km²]. Of this total, 424.1 square miles [1,098 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.59%) being water (20.41 square miles [52.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tishomingo County had a population density of 45.18 people per square mile [17.45 people/km²], making it the state's 41st 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 Tishomingo County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tishomingo and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Tishomingo County QuickFact (QF-28141).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Colbert (AL)QF-01033   E54,63954,984-0.63%
Franklin (AL)QF-01059   SE31,09131,223-0.42%
Lauderdale (AL)QF-01077   E89,59987,9661.86%
AlcornQF-28003   NW35,82234,5583.66%
ItawambaQF-28057   S23,00022,7701.01%
PrentissQF-28117   SW25,70925,5560.6%
Hardin (TN)QF-47071   N26,25825,5782.66%

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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 Tishomingo. 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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