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The 2000 Census showed that Copiah County had a population of 28,757 people. This represented 1.01% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Copiah had a population of 29,094 people. This is an increase of 1.17% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201029,449+2.41%+1.22% since 2009
200929,094+1.17%-0.46% since 2008
200829,228+1.64%-0.13% since 2007
200629,256+1.74%+1.2% since 2005
200528,909+0.53%-0.28% since 2004
200428,989+0.81%+0.12% since 2003
200328,953+0.68%+0.89% since 2002
200228,698-0.21%-0.45% since 2001
200128,828+0.25%+0.25% since 2000
200028,757The Last Census

Copiah County had 11,101 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Copiah County has a total area<3> of 779 square miles [2,018 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.78 square miles [7.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Copiah County had a population density of 37.03 people per square mile [14.3 people/km²], making it the state's 48th 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 Copiah County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Copiah and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Copiah County QuickFact (QF-28029).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Crystal SpringsQF-28170605,8925,8730.32%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClaiborneQF-28021   W10,75511,831-9.09%
HindsQF-28049   N247,631250,800-1.26%
LawrenceQF-28077   SE13,30813,2580.38%
LincolnQF-28085   S34,83033,1665.02%
RankinQF-28121   NE143,124115,32724.1%
SimpsonQF-28127   E27,92027,6391.02%

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Census QuickFact for Copiah 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 Copiah. 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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