Lawrence County, Mississippi

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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 13,258. Its county seat is Monticello[1]. Lawrence County is named for the naval hero James Lawrence.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,129 km²), of which, 431 square miles (1,115 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (1.17%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,258 people, 5,040 households, and 3,749 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 5,688 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.94% White, 32.07% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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