PhotosLocation


Wayne_County,_Mississippi Latitude and Longitude:

31°38′N 88°42′W / 31.64°N 88.70°W / 31.64; -88.70
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wayne County
Wayne County courthouse in Waynesboro
Wayne County courthouse in Waynesboro
Map of Mississippi highlighting Wayne County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°38′N 88°42′W / 31.64°N 88.7°W / 31.64; -88.7
Country United States
State  Mississippi
Founded1809
Named for Anthony Wayne
Seat Waynesboro
Largest cityWaynesboro
Area
 • Total814 sq mi (2,110 km2)
 • Land811 sq mi (2,100 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.3%
Population
 ( 2020)
 • Total19,779
 • Density24/sq mi (9.4/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 ( Central)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−5 ( CDT)
Congressional district 4th
Website www.waynecounty.ms

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 19,779. [1] Its county seat is Waynesboro. [2] The county is named for General Anthony Wayne.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,110 km2), of which 811 square miles (2,100 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.3%) is water. [3] It is the fifth-largest county in Mississippi by land area.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.Note
18101,253
18203,323165.2%
18302,781−16.3%
18402,120−23.8%
18502,89236.4%
18603,69127.6%
18704,20614.0%
18808,741107.8%
18909,81712.3%
190012,53927.7%
191014,70917.3%
192015,4675.2%
193015,295−1.1%
194016,92810.7%
195017,0100.5%
196016,258−4.4%
197016,6502.4%
198019,13514.9%
199019,5172.0%
200021,2168.7%
201020,747−2.2%
202019,779−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]
1790–1960 [5] 1900–1990 [6]
1990–2000 [7] 2010–2013 [8]
Wayne County by race as of 2020 [9]
Race Num. Perc.
White 11,313 57.2%
Black or African American 7,708 38.97%
Native American 31 0.16%
Asian 35 0.18%
Pacific Islander 2 0.01%
Other/Mixed 347 1.75%
Hispanic or Latino 343 1.73%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 19,779 people, 7,683 households, and 5,390 families residing in the county.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Politics

United States presidential election results for Wayne County, Mississippi [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 6,307 62.72% 3,624 36.04% 125 1.24%
2016 5,990 62.40% 3,524 36.71% 85 0.89%
2012 6,111 59.15% 4,148 40.15% 73 0.71%
2008 6,070 60.57% 3,890 38.81% 62 0.62%
2004 5,562 63.24% 3,193 36.30% 40 0.45%
2000 4,635 60.16% 2,981 38.69% 89 1.16%
1996 3,219 49.60% 2,652 40.86% 619 9.54%
1992 3,874 49.78% 3,064 39.37% 845 10.86%
1988 4,496 60.64% 2,889 38.97% 29 0.39%
1984 5,000 63.81% 2,818 35.96% 18 0.23%
1980 3,844 52.07% 3,494 47.32% 45 0.61%
1976 3,022 47.06% 3,306 51.48% 94 1.46%
1972 4,648 82.08% 975 17.22% 40 0.71%
1968 247 4.87% 739 14.56% 4,089 80.57%
1964 3,539 92.77% 276 7.23% 0 0.00%
1960 490 21.94% 707 31.66% 1,036 46.39%
1956 373 17.52% 1,493 70.13% 263 12.35%
1952 717 30.89% 1,604 69.11% 0 0.00%
1948 4 0.29% 137 9.96% 1,235 89.75%
1944 35 2.47% 1,380 97.53% 0 0.00%
1940 22 1.56% 1,388 98.44% 0 0.00%
1936 44 3.12% 1,367 96.81% 1 0.07%
1932 23 2.19% 1,023 97.43% 4 0.38%
1928 289 23.96% 917 76.04% 0 0.00%
1924 56 5.83% 905 94.17% 0 0.00%
1920 112 15.84% 547 77.37% 48 6.79%
1916 47 5.41% 787 90.67% 34 3.92%
1912 15 2.29% 569 86.87% 71 10.84%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Wayne County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 15, 2023.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

External links