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Simpson County, Mississippi

US county information
NameSimpson County
StateMississippi
SeatMendenhall
Largest cityMagee
US Area
Total Area590.53 sq mi (1529.5 km2)
Land Area588.73 sq mi (1524.8 km2)
Water Area1.80 sq mi (4.7 km2)
Population27503 (2010)
Density18/km2 (46.6/sq mi)
Founded1824

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Simpson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 27,503. The county seat is Mendenhall . It is part of the Jackson, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Simpson County is named for Judge Josiah Simpson.

Spencer Myrick, a member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature, and his brother, Bill Myrick, a Country music figure in Odessa, Texas, were born in Simpson County but reared in West Carroll Parish in northeastern Louisiana.


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