Wayne County, Mississippi

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Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 21,216. Its county seat is Waynesboro[1]. Wayne County is named for General Anthony Wayne.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,107 km²), of which, 810 square miles (2,099 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,216 people, 7,857 households, and 5,853 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 9,049 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.29% White, 38.01% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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