Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Mississippi
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Mississippi

The 2000 Census showed that Clarke County had a population of 17,955 people. This represented 0.63% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 55th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Clarke had a population of 17,207 people. This is a decrease of 4.17% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,732-6.81%-2.76% since 2009
200917,207-4.17%-0.74% since 2008
200817,335-3.45%-0.18% since 2007
200717,366-3.28%-0.41% since 2006
200617,438-2.88%+0.68% since 2005
200517,321-3.53%-1.06% since 2004
200417,507-2.5%-0.31% since 2003
200317,562-2.19%-0.72% since 2002
200217,690-1.48%-0.6% since 2001
200117,797-0.88%-0.88% since 2000
---   
200017,955The Last Census

Clarke County had 8,100 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Clarke County has a total area<3> of 693 square miles [1,795 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.14 square miles [5.55 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Clarke County had a population density of 25.97 people per square mile [10.03 people/km²], making it the state's 63rd 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 Clarke County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Clarke and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Clarke County QuickFact (QF-28023).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Choctaw (AL)QF-01023   E13,99015,922-12.13%
JasperQF-28061   W17,94018,149-1.15%
LauderdaleQF-28075   N79,09978,1611.2%
WayneQF-28153   S20,65421,216-2.65%

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Mississippi

Search for a Mississippi Community

Off-the-Road Links ...

U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Clarke 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.

- Return to Citation

<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).

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation