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(Stone County)

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Welcome to Wiggins ...

The city of Wiggins is located in Stone County<1> and is the County Seat for Stone County.

The location of Wiggins has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wiggins has a population of 4,541 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wiggins.

Wiggins is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Wiggins: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wiggins had an population of 4,541 people. This is an increase of 3.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wiggins had a population of 4,390 people (or 24.68% of the total population of Stone County). This makes Wiggins the county's most populous community.

The population of Wiggins represents 0.15% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,390 people, the population of Wiggins increased 14.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,849 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wiggins.

Communities Also Named Wiggins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Wiggins: This one is located in Stone County and the other is located in Leake County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 13 communities that are also named Wiggins - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas (2), Utah and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wiggins.

Communities near Wiggins ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wiggins.

  • McHenry [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
    • McHenry [Stone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Wiggins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
  • Smith Town [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Town
    • Smith Town [Stone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Wiggins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Town
  • Carnes [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
    • Carnes [Forrest County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Wiggins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
  • Saucier [Harrison County]
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    • Wortham [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wortham
      • Wortham [Harrison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the south of Wiggins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wortham
    • Lumberton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Lamar County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Wiggins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<7>
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the west of Wiggins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the north of Wiggins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • Necaise [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necaise
      • Necaise [Hancock County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the southwest of Wiggins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Necaise
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the west of Wiggins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wiggins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wiggins.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wiggins. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wiggins.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wiggins. See our Newspapers Page for Wiggins.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wiggins ...

Looking for more information about Wiggins? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wiggins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wiggins.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wiggins. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Stone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wiggins.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wiggins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wiggins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wiggins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wiggins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wiggins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8556, Longitude: -89.1385       In this case, the coordinates for Wiggins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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