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Jefferson County, MS
The county was named for Thomas Jefferson

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Jefferson County is one of 82 counties in Mississippi. The estimated population in 2004 was 9,456. This was a decrease of  -2.92% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$18,447
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Jefferson County was $13,305. This was an increase of 29.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 43% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Fayette
Census 2000 highlights: Of the nation's counties, had the highest percentage black population (86.5%)

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1% of Jefferson County residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Jefferson County include Adams Cemetery, Antioch Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Beech Hill Cemetery, Bell Grove Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethlehem Cemetery, Bolls Cemetery, Brooks Cemetery, Buie Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Jefferson County include Fayette, Lorman ... View communities

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Colleges in Jefferson County include Alcorn State University ... View colleges

School districts in Jefferson County include Jefferson County Schools Dist ... View school districts

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Libraries in Jefferson County include Jefferson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson County political report.

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