Leake County , Mississippi

Leake County: County in Mississippi, United States

About

Leake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,805 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 22,741 inhabitants. Its county seat is Carthage. The county was created 189 years ago in 1832.

Leake County Quick Facts

Population : 22,741 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
Area : 1516 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Named for : Walter Leake
Altitude : 335 feet / 102 meters
Capital : Carthage
Establishment : January 01, 1833
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 14:43:23 (19th May 2022)
Density : 15 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.68% (2010-2020)
Leake County locator map
Location of Leake County on Mississippi map.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Leake County locator map image
Map of Mississippi highlighting Leake County
Map of Mississippi highlighting Leake County locator map image

Geography

Leake County is located at 32°45'13"N 89°31'27"W (32.7535300, -89.5240600). It has 3 neighbors: Attala County, Neshoba County and Scott County.

Leake County map

The largest city of Leake County is Wiggins with a population of 4,524. . See all Leake County cities & populated places.

Leake County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Leake County.

City Name Population Title
Wiggins 4,524 City in Mississippi, United States
Lena 134 Town in Leake County, Mississippi, United States of America

Leake County has 3 neighbours.

  • Carthage

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Leake County decreased by 4.68% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,805 - census
2011 23,256 -2.36% estimation process
2012 23,195 -0.26% estimation process
2013 23,267 0.31% estimation process
2014 23,181 -0.37% estimation process
2015 22,777 -1.77% estimation process
2016 22,789 0.05% estimation process
2017 22,819 0.13% estimation process
2018 22,791 -0.12% estimation process
2019 22,786 -0.02% estimation process
2020 22,741 -0.2% estimation process

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People born in Leake County (4)

People born in Leake County, including United States Army Medal of Honor recipient Van T. Barfoot, football player Bill Stribling, historian Donald Rawson, .

List

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