Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,297. The county seat is Natchez.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 488 square miles (1,260 km), of which 462 square miles (1,200 km) is land and 25 square miles (65 km) (5.2%) is water.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 32,297 people residing in the county. 53.5% were Black or African American, 42.7% White, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 1.7% of some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 6.7% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
As of the census of 2000, there were 34,340 people, 13,677 households, and 9,409 families residing in the county. The population density was 75 people per square mile (29/km²).
There were 15,175 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 52.76% Black or African American, 46.04% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,677 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.80% were married couples living together, 21.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,234, and the median income for a family was $29,591. Males had a median income of $30,260 versus $20,383 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,778. About 22.90% of families and 25.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.80% of those under age 18 and 19.20% of those age 65 or over.
Adams County Mississippi neighborhoods include: Broadmoor/SteamPlant, Camellia, Clifton Heights Historic District, Devereaux, Downtown, Duck Pond, Palestine, Duncan Park, Dunkerron/Briarwood, Elgin, Glenwood, LaGrange, Mansfield Dr, Meadows-Forest Plantation, Melrose Montebello, Montebello Gardens, Morgan Town/Trace/Liberty, Raintree, Selma Estates/Kaiser Lake, Sibley, Southwind, The Hills, Trees/Hunters Hall, Upper Kingston, Westwood Rd, Woodhaven