Calhoun County, Mississippi

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Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 15,069. Its county seat is Pittsboro[1]. Calhoun County is named after John C. Calhoun, the U.S. Vice President and U.S. Senator from South Carolina.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 588 square miles (1,522.9 km2), of which 587 square miles (1,520.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.24%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,069 people, 6,019 households, and 4,255 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,902 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.41% White, 28.65% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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