Mississippi Land area in square miles, 2010 by County

Data Item State
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Land area in square miles, 2010 - (Square Miles)
County Value
Adams 462.41
Alcorn 400.04
Amite 730.10
Attala 734.98
Benton 406.62
Bolivar 876.57
Calhoun 586.57
Carroll 628.24
Chickasaw 501.78
Choctaw 418.18
Claiborne 487.41
Clarke 691.55
Clay 410.08
Coahoma 552.44
Copiah 777.24
Covington 413.79
DeSoto 476.15
Forrest 466.31
Franklin 563.78
George 478.71
Greene 712.76
Grenada 422.11
Hancock 473.75
Harrison 573.99
Hinds 869.74
Holmes 756.70
Humphreys 418.49
Issaquena 413.05
Itawamba 532.79
Jackson 722.75
Jasper 676.24
Jefferson 519.93
Jefferson Davis 408.44
Jones 694.80
Kemper 766.18
Lafayette 631.71
Lamar 497.06
Lauderdale 703.63
Lawrence 430.67
Leake 583.00
Lee 449.95
Leflore 592.54
Lincoln 586.12
Lowndes 505.51
Madison 714.51
Marion 542.38
Marshall 706.19
Monroe 765.09
Montgomery 406.98
Neshoba 570.14
Newton 578.10
Noxubee 695.14
Oktibbeha 458.20
Panola 685.14
Pearl River 810.86
Perry 647.25
Pike 409.02
Pontotoc 497.69
Prentiss 414.98
Quitman 405.01
Rankin 775.49
Scott 609.19
Sharkey 431.72
Simpson 589.16
Smith 636.25
Stone 445.49
Sunflower 697.75
Tallahatchie 645.29
Tate 404.76
Tippah 457.82
Tishomingo 424.25
Tunica 454.67
Union 415.60
Walthall 403.94
Warren 588.50
Washington 724.74
Wayne 810.75
Webster 420.94
Wilkinson 678.11
Winston 607.25
Yalobusha 467.13
Yazoo 922.95

Value for Mississippi (Square Miles): 46,923.27

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, data file from Geography Division based on the TIGER/Geographic Identification Code Scheme (TIGER/GICS) computer file. Land area updated every 10 years. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/index.html or http://factfinder.census.gov.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2000.


Land area is the size, in square units (metric and nonmetric) of all areas designated as land in the Census Bureau's national geographic (TIGER®) database.

Persons per square mile is the average number of inhabitants per square mile of land area. These figures are derived by dividing the total number of residents by the number of square miles of land area in the specified geographic area. The land area measurement is from the Census 2000. To determine population per square kilometer, multiply the population per square mile by .3861.

Scope and Methodology:

TIGER is an acronym for the digital (computer-readable) geographic database that automates the mapping and related geographic activities required to support the Census Bureau's census and survey programs. The Census Bureau developed the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) System to automate the geographic support processes needed to meet the major geographic needs of the 1990 census. Land area was calculated from the specific set of boundaries recorded for the entity (in this case, counties, which were then aggregated to metropolitan totals) in the Census Bureau's geographic database.

Land area measurements are originally recorded as whole square meters (to convert square meters to square kilometers, divide by 1,000,000; to convert square kilometers to square miles, divide by 2.58999; to convert square meters to square miles, divide by 2,589,988).

Land area measurements may disagree with the information displayed on U.S. Census Bureau maps and in the TIGER® database because, for area measurement purposes, features identified as "intermittent water" and "glacier" are reported as land area.

The accuracy of any area measurement data is limited by the accuracy inherent in (1) the location and shape of the various boundary information in the TIGER® database and (2) rounding affecting the last digit in all operations that compute and/or sum the area measurements. Identification of land is for statistical purposes and does not necessarily reflect legal definitions.

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