Mississippi Leake County Public Schools

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Leake County, MS

Map of Leake County, MSLeake County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 582.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 38.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 22.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 37.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.65 persons compared to an average family size of 3.13 persons.

In 2005 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $16,558. Per capita income grew by 26.0% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 22,453 Covered Employment 5,802
Growth (%) since 1990 21.8% Average wage per job $22,604
Households (2000) 7,611 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 8,693 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2005) 7.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $22,227 Average wage per job $30,650
Median Household Income (2003) $27,587 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 19.9 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 64.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.4%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.6 Average wage per job $37,530

1. CARTHAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 603 HWY. 16 West, Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-9148
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 888
Grades: PK-5

2. CARTHAGE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 704 N Jordan Street, Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-7713
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 419
Grades: 9-12

3. CARTHAGE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 801 Martin L. King Drive, Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-8909
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 395
Grades: 6-8

4. EDINBURG ATTENDANCE CENTER
Address: 673 Mars Hill RD., Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-7137
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 557
Grades: PK-12

5. LEAKE County
Enrollment: VOCATIONAL CENTER
Address: 703 Northwest Street, Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-8442
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

6. SOUTH LEAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1280 School Street, Walnut Grove, MS 39189
Phone: (601) 253-2324
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 357
Grades: PK-6

7. SOUTH LEAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 159, Walnut Grove, MS 39189
Phone: (601) 253-2393
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 293
Grades: 7-12

8. THOMASTOWN ATTENDANCE CENTER
Address: 7100 Hwy 429, Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-7896
County: Leake County
Enrollment: 359
Grades: KG-12