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Wayne County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Seat Waynesboro
Largest city Waynesboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

814 sq mi (2,108 km²)
810 sq mi (2,098 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.39%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,216
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1809
Wayne County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Wayne County courthouse in Waynesboro, Mississippi

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 21,216. Its county seat is Waynesboro[1]. Wayne County is named for General Anthony Wayne.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,107 km²), of which, 810 square miles (2,099 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Wayne County High School War Eagle Football

A cultural phenomenon that started in 2000. Since that time Wayne County's War Eagle football team has appeared in 4 State Championship games (2002,2003,2005,2006), and won 3 State titles (2002,2003,2006). War Eagle fans are known around the state of Mississippi for their ability to pack stadiums and impact games. As many as 10,000 fans are known to show up to important home games. Rivals include Quitman, Laurel, and West Jones. The West Jones/Wayne County rivalry is known for its importance on outcomes of division titles and South State Championships. Team colors resemble those of Auburn University, and the logo for Wayne County High School also resembles the logo for Auburn University. A major tradition among fans is the act of bringing bottles filled with rocks or pellets to the games, and shaking them while watching the game to increase the volume of crowd noise. Running through the tunnel is a pre-game tradition in which the players run onto the field through a large tunnel placed at one end-zone. At the end of the tunnel a large banner is held by the cheer squad, on which is painted a unique slogan for that particular contest. Another tradition observed by fans is the "War Eagle" chant. During the chant, the crowd stretches the word "War" out, and as the kicker's foot hits the ball and it is booted toward the return-man, the crowd simultaneously says "Eagle". This chant resembles the chant of "War Eagle, Hey" heard at Auburn University football games during kickoffs. The head coach since 2001 has been Marcus Boyles.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 1,253
1820 3,323 165.2%
1830 2,781 −16.3%
1840 2,120 −23.8%
1850 2,892 36.4%
1860 3,691 27.6%
1870 4,206 14.0%
1880 8,741 107.8%
1890 9,817 12.3%
1900 12,539 27.7%
1910 14,709 17.3%
1920 15,467 5.2%
1930 15,295 −1.1%
1940 16,928 10.7%
1950 17,010 0.5%
1960 16,258 −4.4%
1970 16,650 2.4%
1980 19,135 14.9%
1990 19,517 2.0%
2000 21,216 8.7%
Est. 2008 20,755 −2.2%
MS Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,216 people, 7,857 households, and 5,853 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 9,049 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.29% White, 38.01% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,857 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 17.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,918, and the median income for a family was $30,513. Males had a median income of $27,139 versus $16,680 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,757. About 21.40% of families and 25.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.70% of those under age 18 and 21.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

  • Unincorporated places

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 31°38′N 88°42′W / 31.64°N 88.70°W / 31.64; -88.70


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Wayne County, Mississippi
Map
File:Map of Mississippi highlighting Wayne County.png
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the USA highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1809
Seat Waynesboro
Largest City Waynesboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.39%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21216

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 21,216. Its county seat is Waynesboro6. Wayne County is named for General Anthony Wayne.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,107 km² (814 sq mi). 2,099 km² (810 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.39%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,216 people, 7,857 households, and 5,853 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 9,049 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 61.29% White, 38.01% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,857 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 17.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,918, and the median income for a family was $30,513. Males had a median income of $27,139 versus $16,680 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,757. About 21.40% of families and 25.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.70% of those under age 18 and 21.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

See also

Coordinates: 31°38′N 88°42′W / 31.64, -88.70

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