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Leake County, Mississippi

US county information
NameLeake County
StateMississippi
SeatCarthage
Largest cityCarthage
US Area
Total Area585.39 sq mi (1516.2 km2)
Land Area582.71 sq mi (1509.2 km2)
Water Area2.68 sq mi (6.9 km2)
Population23805 (2010)
Density14/km2 (36.3/sq mi)
Founded1833

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Leake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 23,805. Its county seat is Carthage . The center of population of Mississippi is located in Leake County, in the town of Lena . Leake County is named for Walter Leake, the Governor of Mississippi from 1822 to 1825.


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