Jefferson County, Mississippi

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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 9,740. Its county seat is Fayette[1]. Jefferson County has the highest percentage of African Americans of any county in the United States, as well as the most statistically obese in the nation. It is also one of the poorest and most heavily Democratic[citation needed] counties in the nation.[2] Jefferson County is named after U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.[citation needed]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 527 square miles (1,364.9 km2), of which 519 square miles (1,344.2 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2) (1.48%) is water.

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