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The 2000 Census showed that Yazoo County had a population of 28,149 people. This represented 0.99% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Yazoo had a population of 27,981 people. This is a decrease of 0.6% 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
201028,065-0.3%+0.3% since 2009
200927,981-0.6%-1.17% since 2008
200828,311+0.58%-1.04% since 2007
200728,609+1.63%-0.46% since 2006
200628,740+2.1%+3.24% since 2005
200527,839-1.1%+0.18% since 2004
200327,804-1.23%+0.46% since 2002
200227,677-1.68%-0.33% since 2001
200127,770-1.35%-1.35% since 2000
200028,149The Last Census

Yazoo County had 10,015 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Yazoo County has a total area<3> of 934 square miles [2,419 km²]. Of this total, 919 square miles [2,381 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.57%) being water (14.64 square miles [37.92 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Yazoo County had a population density of 30.61 people per square mile [11.82 people/km²], making it the state's 52nd 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 Yazoo County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Yazoo and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Yazoo County QuickFact (QF-28163).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Yazoo CityQF-288152011,14414,550-23.41%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HindsQF-28049   S247,631250,800-1.26%
HolmesQF-28051   NE20,29021,609-6.1%
HumphreysQF-28053   N9,80911,206-12.47%
IssaquenaQF-28055   W1,6122,274-29.11%
MadisonQF-28089   SE93,09774,67424.67%
SharkeyQF-28125   W5,4206,580-17.63%
WarrenQF-28149   SW48,17549,644-2.96%

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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 Yazoo. 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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