Quitman County, Mississippi

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Quitman County is a county located in the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 10,117. Its county seat is Marks[1]. Quitman County is named for John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836 and from 1850 to 1851.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 406 square miles (1,053 km²), of which, 405 square miles (1,049 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,117 people, 3,565 households, and 2,506 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 3,923 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 30.47% White, 68.62% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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