Montgomery County, Mississippi

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Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 12,189. It was either named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada, or for Montgomery County, Tennessee, from which an early settler came. In that latter case, it would have been indirectly named for John Montgomery, a settler in Montgomery County, Tennessee, who founded the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, in that county. Its county seat is Winona. The character Dill in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is from here.[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 408 square miles (1,056 km²), of which, 407 square miles (1,054 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,189 people, 4,690 households, and 3,367 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 5,402 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 54.25% White, 44.95% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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