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The 2000 Census showed that Chickasaw County had a population of 19,440 people. This represented 0.68% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Chickasaw had a population of 18,683 people. This is a decrease of 3.89% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,392-10.53%-6.91% since 2009
200918,683-3.89%-0.41% since 2008
200818,759-3.5%-0.58% since 2007
200718,869-2.94%-0.26% since 2006
200618,919-2.68%-0.89% since 2005
200519,088-1.81%-0.75% since 2004
200419,232-1.07%-0.19% since 2003
200319,268-0.88%-0.2% since 2002
200219,306-0.69%-0.75% since 2001
200019,440The Last Census

Chickasaw County had 7,981 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Chickasaw County has a total area<3> of 504 square miles [1,306 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.71 square miles [7.01 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Chickasaw County had a population density of 38.76 people per square mile [14.97 people/km²], making it the state's 45th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Chickasaw County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Chickasaw and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Chickasaw County QuickFact (QF-28017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Chickasaw County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Chickasaw County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CalhounQF-28013   W14,42215,069-4.29%
ClayQF-28025   SE20,72221,979-5.72%
LeeQF-28081   NE81,91375,7558.13%
MonroeQF-28095   E36,90538,014-2.92%
PontotocQF-28115   N29,24826,7269.44%
WebsterQF-28155   SW9,85210,294-4.29%

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Census QuickFact for Chickasaw County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Chickasaw. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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