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Jefferson County, Mississippi

US county information
NameJefferson County
StateMississippi
SeatFayette
Largest cityFayette
US Area
Total Area527.19 sq mi (1365.4 km2)
Land Area519.39 sq mi (1345.2 km2)
Water Area7.81 sq mi (20.2 km2)
Population7726 (2010)
Density7/km2 (18.1/sq mi)
Founded1799

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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 7,726. Its county seat is Fayette . Jefferson County has the highest percentage of African Americans of any county in the United States, as well as the most statistically obese in the nation. It is also one of the poorest counties in the nation. Jefferson County is named after U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.


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