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The 2000 Census showed that Walthall County had a population of 15,156 people. This represented 0.53% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 57th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Walthall had a population of 15,291 people. This is an increase of 0.89% 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
201015,443+1.89%+0.99% since 2009
200915,291+0.89%-0.91% since 2008
200815,432+1.82%+0.42% since 2007
200715,368+1.4%-0.58% since 2006
200615,458+1.99%+3.25% since 2005
200514,972-1.21%-0.33% since 2004
200415,021-0.89%+0.22% since 2003
200314,988-1.11%+0.2% since 2002
200214,958-1.31%-0.93% since 2001
200115,099-0.38%-0.38% since 2000
200015,156The Last Census

Walthall County had 6,418 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Walthall County has a total area<3> of 404.4 square miles [1,047 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.62 square miles [1.61 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Walthall County had a population density of 37.53 people per square mile [14.49 people/km²], making it the state's 46th 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 Walthall County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Walthall and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Walthall County QuickFact (QF-28147).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Washington (LA)QF-22117   S45,66943,9263.97%
LawrenceQF-28077   N13,30813,2580.38%
LincolnQF-28085   NW34,83033,1665.02%
MarionQF-28091   NE25,73225,5950.54%
PikeQF-28113   W39,83438,9402.3%

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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 Walthall. 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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