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Winston County, Mississippi
Strand Theatre Louisville.jpg
Map of Mississippi highlighting Winston County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded1833
Seat Louisville
Largest cityLouisville
Area
 • Total610 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Land607 sq mi (1,572 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • ( 2010)19,198
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website Winston County, Mississippi
Winston County Economic Development District Partnership

Winston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. In the 2010 census, the population was 19,198. [1] Its county seat is Louisville. [2] The county is named for Louis Winston (1784–1824), a colonel in the militia, a prominent lawyer, and a judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court. [3]

The county is the site of Nanih Waiya, an ancient mound built in the Woodland period, about 1 CE-300 CE. Since the 17th century, it has been venerated by the Choctaw people who later occupied the area. [4] As of 2008, the mound is owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a federally-recognized tribe.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 610 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 607 square miles (1,570 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.5%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18404,650
18507,95671.1%
18609,81123.3%
18708,984−8.4%
188010,08712.3%
189012,08919.8%
190014,12416.8%
191017,13921.3%
192018,1395.8%
193021,23917.1%
194022,7517.1%
195022,231−2.3%
196019,246−13.4%
197018,406−4.4%
198019,4745.8%
199019,433−0.2%
200020,1603.7%
201019,198−4.8%
Est. 201618,160 [6]−5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2013 [1]
Age pyramid Winston County [11]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,198 people residing in the county. 51.9% were White, 45.6% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 1.0% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

At the 2000 census, [12] there were 20,160 people, 7,578 households and 5,471 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,472 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 55.26% White, 43.25% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,578 households of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.90% were married couples living together, 18.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

26.80% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.30 males.

The median household income was $28,256, and the median family income was $33,602. Males had a median income of $28,665 versus $18,210 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,548. About 19.40% of families and 23.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 18.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Education

There are two public high schools in Winston County, Louisville High School and Nanih Waiya Attendance Center. In addition, Winston Academy was established in 1969 as an alternative for white students who wished to experience a segregated education. It has since adopted a non-discrimination policy. [13] [14]

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 55.3% 4,910 43.4% 3,850 1.4% 121
2012 52.6% 5,168 46.9% 4,607 0.6% 54
2008 53.8% 5,497 45.5% 4,653 0.7% 71
2004 57.2% 5,386 42.3% 3,978 0.5% 51
2000 55.5% 4,645 43.9% 3,672 0.6% 51
1996 47.0% 3,498 46.9% 3,488 6.1% 452
1992 48.1% 4,311 44.1% 3,953 7.9% 704
1988 57.6% 5,317 41.7% 3,851 0.7% 61
1984 59.4% 5,192 40.5% 3,543 0.1% 11
1980 46.8% 3,998 51.7% 4,416 1.5% 131
1976 47.0% 3,659 50.8% 3,956 2.3% 177
1972 78.6% 5,155 20.7% 1,354 0.7% 46
1968 8.4% 508 15.1% 911 76.6% 4,635
1964 94.3% 3,922 5.7% 237
1960 13.7% 405 35.6% 1,056 50.7% 1,505
1956 13.4% 361 78.8% 2,132 7.8% 212
1952 23.2% 771 76.9% 2,559
1948 1.6% 33 11.4% 240 87.0% 1,832
1944 2.7% 51 97.3% 1,822
1940 1.3% 26 98.7% 1,979
1936 0.9% 21 99.1% 2,418 0.0% 1
1932 0.7% 12 99.1% 1,720 0.2% 4
1928 5.7% 97 94.4% 1,620
1924 3.8% 53 96.2% 1,344
1920 10.6% 113 87.8% 932 1.6% 17
1916 3.8% 47 94.0% 1,152 2.2% 27
1912 1.1% 9 90.4% 743 8.5% 70

Notable people

Andy Kennedy - basketball player and coach [16]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ History of Winston County, Mississippi Archived 2010-07-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Ken Carleton, "Nanih Waiya: Mother Mound of the Choctaw", The Delta Endangered, Spring 1996, Vol.1 (1), NPS Archeology Program, accessed 16 Nov 2009
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  11. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ Spencer, Mack (17 May 2004). "Public domain, private options". Retrieved 11 November 2017. Web Archive
  14. ^ Bolton, Charles C. (2005). The Hardest Deal of All. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. ISBN  9781578067176.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  16. ^ "Ole Miss Bio". Retrieved 12 March 2018.


WINSTON COUNTY MISSISSIPPI Latitude and Longitude:

33°05′N 89°02′W / 33.09°N 89.04°W / 33.09; -89.04