Leake County , Mississippi

Leake County: County in Mississippi, United States

Leake County locator map
Location of Leake County on Mississippi map.


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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 22,786 inhabitants. Its county seat is Carthage. The county was created 188 years ago in 1832.


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.

The largest city of Leake County is Wiggins with a population of 4,541. Other cities include, Walnut Grove population 1,619, Redwater population 633 and Standing Pine population 504. See all Leake County cities & populated places.


Leake County forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 87. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Leake County map

Leake County Quick Facts

Population : 22,786 (2019)
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 : 16:12:41 (3rd August 2021)
Density : 15 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -4.47% (2010-2019)
Weather : 87℉ Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Leake County has 3 neighbours.

  • Carthage


According to census records, the population of Leake County decreased by 4.47% in 9 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

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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, you can see a list of people who born in Leake County.

Leake County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Carthage 4,899
Wiggins 4,541 City in Mississippi, United States
Walnut Grove 1,619
Redwater 633
Standing Pine 504
Lena 136 Town in Leake County, Mississippi, United States of America

Mississippi Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Mississippi 2,976,149 State of the United States of America
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Harrison County 208,080 County in Mississippi, United States
De Soto County 173,323 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson 160,628 Capital and largest city of Mississippi
Rankin County 155,271 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson County 143,617 County in Mississippi, United States
Madison County 106,272 County in Mississippi, United States
Lee County 85,436 County in Mississippi, United States
Forrest County 74,897 County in Mississippi, United States
Lauderdale County 74,125 County in Mississippi, United States
Gulfport 71,705 City in Mississippi
West Gulfport 71,329 City in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States of America
Jones County 68,098 County in South Dakota, United States
Lamar County 63,343 County in Mississippi, United States
Auburn 60,258 City in Lee County, Alabama, USA

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