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The 2000 Census showed that Humphreys County had a population of 11,206 people. This represented 0.39% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 70th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Humphreys had a population of 9,809 people. This is a decrease of 12.47% 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
20109,375-16.34%-4.42% since 2009
20099,809-12.47%-1.77% since 2008
20089,986-10.89%+0.63% since 2007
20079,923-11.45%-1.28% since 2006
200610,052-10.3%-1.02% since 2005
200510,156-9.37%-1.99% since 2004
200410,362-7.53%-1.06% since 2003
200310,473-6.54%-1.96% since 2002
200210,682-4.68%-3.21% since 2001
200111,036-1.52%-1.52% since 2000
200011,206The Last Census

Humphreys County had 4,138 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Humphreys County has a total area<3> of 431.2 square miles [1,116 km²]. Of this total, 418.1 square miles [1,082 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.03%) being water (13.07 square miles [33.86 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Humphreys County had a population density of 26.8 people per square mile [10.35 people/km²], making it the state's 60th 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 Humphreys County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Humphreys and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Humphreys County QuickFact (QF-28053).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HolmesQF-28051   E20,29021,609-6.1%
LefloreQF-28083   NE34,56337,947-8.92%
SharkeyQF-28125   SW5,4206,580-17.63%
SunflowerQF-28133   N29,61034,369-13.85%
WashingtonQF-28151   NW54,61662,977-13.28%
YazooQF-28163   S27,98128,149-0.6%

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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 Humphreys. 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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