Missouri Mississippi County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Mississippi County, Missouri. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Missouri Mississippi County.

Street Address: 105 E. Marshall, Charleston, MO 63834
Phone Number: (573) 683-6748 Mississippi N/A N/A

105 East Marshall, Charleston, MO 63834
Phone Number: (573) 683-6748 Mississippi 46,894 59,000

Street Address: 204 E. Washington, East Prairie, MO 63845
Phone Number: (573) 649-2131 Mississippi N/A N/A

Overview of Mississippi County, Missouri

Mississippi County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 13,427. Its county seat is Charleston.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,111 km² (429 mi²). 1,070 km² (413 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.67% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Alexander County, Illinois (north)
  • Ballard County, Kentucky (northeast)
  • Carlisle County, Kentucky (east)
  • Hickman County, Kentucky (southeast)
  • Fulton County, Kentucky (south)
  • New Madrid County (southwest)
  • Scott County (northwest)


As of the census of 2000, there are 13,427 people, 5,383 households, and 3,671 families residing in the county. The population density is 13/km² (32/mi²). There are 5,840 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.93% White, 20.53% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,383 households out of which 31.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.70% are married couples living together, 17.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% are non-families. 28.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 87.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $23,012, and the median income for a family is $28,833. Males have a median income of $26,110 versus $17,204 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,038. 23.70% of the population and 19.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.70% of those under the age of 18 and 21.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Mississippi County, Missouri has the following cities and towns:

  • Anniston
  • Bertrand
  • Charleston
  • East Prairie
  • Miner
  • Pinhook
  • Wilson City
  • Wyatt

Map of Mississippi County Missouri