Pearl River County, Mississippi

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Pearl River County
Pearl River County Courthouse in Poplarville
Pearl River County Courthouse in Poplarville
Map of Mississippi highlighting Pearl River County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°46′N 89°35′W / 30.77°N 89.59°W / 30.77; -89.59
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1890
Named forPearl River
SeatPoplarville
Largest cityPicayune
Area
 • Total819 sq mi (2,120 km2)
 • Land811 sq mi (2,100 km2)
 • Water8.0 sq mi (21 km2)  1.0%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total55,834
 • Estimate 
(2018)
55,387
 • Density68/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.pearlrivercounty.net

Pearl River County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 55,834 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Poplarville.[2] It used to be called Hancock County.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.