Largest Counties in Mississippi

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Hinds County 245,274 Jackson 1821 2,251 108.96
2 Harrison County 187,094 Gulfport 1841 1,505 124.31
3 DeSoto County 161,241 Hernando 1836 1,238 130.24
4 Rankin County 141,606 Brandon 1828 2,007 70.56
5 Jackson County 139,657 Pascagoula 1812 1,883 74.17
6 Madison County 95,192 Canton 1828 1,862 51.12
7 Lee County 82,899 Tupelo 1866 1,165 71.16
8 Lauderdale County 80,250 Meridian 1833 1,823 44.02
9 Forrest County 74,923 Hattiesburg 1906 1,210 61.92
10 Jones County 67,750 Laurel 1826 1,797 37.7
11 Lowndes County 59,768 Columbus 1830 1,300 45.98
12 Pearl River County 55,823 Poplarville 1890 2,103 26.54
13 Lamar County 55,647 Purvis 1904 1,287 43.24
14 Washington County 51,126 Greenville 1827 1,875 27.27
15 Warren County 48,762 Vicksburg 1809 1,520 32.08
16 Oktibbeha County 47,660 Starkville 1833 1,186 40.19
17 Lafayette County 47,340 Oxford 1836 1,634 28.97
18 Hancock County 43,918 Bay Saint Louis 1812 1,235 35.56
19 Pike County 40,393 Magnolia 1815 1,059 38.14
20 Marshall County 37,133 Holly Springs 1836 1,829 20.3
21 Alcorn County 37,046 Corinth 1870 1,036 35.76
22 Monroe County 36,978 Aberdeen 1821 1,979 18.69
23 Lincoln County 34,858 Brookhaven 1870 1,518 22.96
24 Panola County 34,696 Batesville 1836 1,772 19.58
25 Bolivar County 34,134 Cleveland 1836 2,269 15.04
26 Leflore County 32,306 Greenwood 1871 1,533 21.07
27 Adams County 32,286 Natchez 1799 1,191 27.11
28 Pontotoc County 29,946 Pontotoc 1836 1,287 23.27
29 Neshoba County 29,665 Philadelphia 1833 1,476 20.1
30 Sunflower County 29,439 Indianola 1844 1,797 16.38
31 Copiah County 29,438 Hazlehurst 1823 2,012 14.63
32 Tate County 28,875 Senatobia 1873 1,046 27.61
33 Scott County 28,253 Forest 1833 1,577 17.92
34 Yazoo County 28,054 Yazoo City 1823 2,383 11.77
35 Simpson County 27,492 Mendenhall 1824 1,526 18.02
36 Union County 27,123 New Albany 1870 1,077 25.18
37 Marion County 27,077 Columbia 1811 1,404 19.29
38 Coahoma County 26,140 Clarksdale 1836 1,435 18.22
39 Prentiss County 25,265 Booneville 1870 1,075 23.5
40 Leake County 23,794 Carthage 1833 1,510 15.76
41 Itawamba County 23,390 Fulton 1836 1,378 16.97
42 George County 22,567 Lucedale 1910 1,238 18.23
43 Tippah County 22,221 Ripley 1836 1,186 18.74
44 Grenada County 21,895 Grenada 1870 1,093 20.03
45 Newton County 21,709 Decatur 1836 1,497 14.5
46 Wayne County 20,736 Waynesboro 1809 2,098 9.88
47 Clay County 20,623 West Point 1871 1,059 19.47
48 Tishomingo County 19,582 Iuka 1836 1,098 17.83
49 Covington County 19,557 Collins 1819 1,072 18.24
50 Attala County 19,553 Kosciusko 1833 1,904 10.27
51 Holmes County 19,187 Lexington 1833 1,958 9.8
52 Winston County 19,187 Louisville 1833 1,572 12.21
53 Stone County 17,775 Wiggins 1916 1,153 15.42
54 Chickasaw County 17,381 Houston 1836 1,300 13.37
55 Jasper County 17,051 Bay Springs 1833 1,751 9.74
56 Clarke County 16,721 Quitman 1833 1,790 9.34
57 Smith County 16,480 Raleigh 1833 1,647 10.01
58 Walthall County 15,432 Tylertown 1912 1,046 14.75
59 Tallahatchie County 15,367 Charleston 1833 1,668 9.21
60 Calhoun County 14,951 Pittsboro 1852 1,520 9.84
61 Greene County 14,389 Leakesville 1811 1,847 7.79
62 Amite County 13,120 Liberty 1809 1,891 6.94
63 Lawrence County 12,918 Monticello 1814 1,116 11.58
64 Yalobusha County 12,667 Water Valley 1833 1,210 10.47
65 Jefferson Davis County 12,476 Prentiss 1906 1,057 11.8
66 Perry County 12,239 New Augusta 1820 1,676 7.3
67 Noxubee County 11,534 Macon 1833 1,800 6.41
68 Montgomery County 10,914 Winona 1871 1,054 10.35
69 Tunica County 10,767 Tunica 1836 1,178 9.14
70 Carroll County 10,586 Vaiden 1833 1,627 6.51
71 Kemper County 10,445 De Kalb 1833 1,984 5.26
72 Webster County 10,242 Walthall 1874 1,096 9.34
73 Wilkinson County 9,867 Woodville 1802 1,753 5.63
74 Claiborne County 9,593 Port Gibson 1802 1,261 7.61
75 Humphreys County 9,364 Belzoni 1918 1,083 8.65
76 Benton County 8,718 Ashland 1870 1,054 8.27
77 Choctaw County 8,536 Ackerman 1833 1,085 7.87
78 Quitman County 8,212 Marks 1877 1,049 7.83
79 Franklin County 8,107 Meadville 1809 1,463 5.54
80 Jefferson County 7,715 Fayette 1799 1,344 5.74
81 Sharkey County 4,905 Rolling Fork 1876 1,109 4.42
82 Issaquena County 1,395 Mayersville 1844 1,070 1.3

Largest Counties in Mississippi

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