Prentiss County, Mississippi

Prentiss County: County in Mississippi, United States


Prentiss County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,276 and a population density of 23 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 25,013 inhabitants. Its county seat is Booneville. The county was created 153 years ago in 1869.

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

Quick Facts about Prentiss County

Population : 25,013 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
Area : 1083 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : Seargent Smith Prentiss
Altitude : 489 feet / 149 meters
Capital : Booneville
Establishment : January 01, 1870
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:31:55 (1st October 2023)
Density : 23 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.05% (2010-2020)
Weather : 89℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Prentiss Co MS Courthouse image
Prentiss Co MS Courthouse
Prentiss Co MS Courthouse image


Prentiss County is located at 34°37'6"N 88°31'12"W (34.6182900, -88.5201000). It has 3 neighbors: Alcorn County, Lee County and Tishomingo County.

Prentiss County map

The largest city of Prentiss County is Booneville with a population of 8,400. . See all Prentiss County cities & populated places.

Prentiss County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Prentiss County.

City Name Population Title
Booneville 8,400 City in Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States of America
Sunflower 960 Town of the United States
Jumpertown 477 Town of the United States
Marietta 253 Town in Prentiss County, Mississippi


Prentiss County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 89. East southeast wind 0 to 5 mph. more

Prentiss County has 3 neighbours.

  • Booneville


According to census records, the population of Prentiss County decreased by 1.05% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 25,276 - census
2011 25,359 0.33% estimation process
2012 25,354 -0.02% estimation process
2013 25,467 0.44% estimation process
2014 25,405 -0.24% estimation process
2015 25,440 0.14% estimation process
2016 25,405 -0.14% estimation process
2017 25,215 -0.75% estimation process
2018 25,088 -0.51% estimation process
2019 25,126 0.15% estimation process
2020 25,013 -0.45% estimation process

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People born in Prentiss County (1)

American politician J. P. Wilemon was born in Prentiss County

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Forrest County 75,009 County in Mississippi, United States
Lauderdale County 73,751 County in Mississippi, United States
Gulfport 71,438 The second most populous city in Harrison County, Mississippi.
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Lamar County 64,165 County in Mississippi, United States
Auburn 60,258 The most populous city in Lee County, Mississippi.
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