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Scott County, MS Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 271
Forest, MS 39074
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-469-3601
F: 601-469-5188
Couriers: 100 E 1st St, Courthouse
Forest, MS 39074
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil (usually over $3,500)
Restricted Records: No sealed, adoptions, mental health, juvenile, sex, or expunged records released
Justice Court
PO Box 371
Forest, MS 39074
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-469-4555
F: 601-469-5193
Couriers: 100 Main St
Forest, MS 39074
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $3,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Chancery Court
PO Box 630
Forest, MS 39074 www.scottcountychanceryclerk.com/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-469-1922
F: 601-469-5180
Couriers: 108 W Walnut
Forest, MS 39074
Jurisdiction: Probate, Civil Land, Divorce, Family

Scott County, MS Vital Records

Contact the Scott County Office of the Chancery Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Scott County
Chancery Clerk
100 Main St
Forest, MS 39074 www.scottcountychanceryclerk.com/
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 601-469-1922
Fax: 601-469-5180
Recorded Documents

Scott County Vital Certificates

Scott County Vital Certificates

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Scott County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 609.08 sq mi
Population (2009): 29,341
  • Females: 50.0%
  • White: 60.4%
  • Black/African American: 37.5%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 11.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 50.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 918
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 21.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 62.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 8.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.76
Housing Units (2000): 11,116
Homeownership Rate (2000): 78.3%
Migration Flow to Scott County, MS from (2007-2008):

Scott County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $480,001
  • Construction: $19,200
  • Retail Trade: $32,401
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $31,286
  • Banking: $10,729
  • Retail Trade: $32,401
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $7,055
  • Manufacturing: $205,575
  • Farms: $41,626
  • Government: $66,759
Employed (2000): 11,459
Unemployed (2000): 730
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $22,336
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,138
Local Government Revenue (2007): $47,794 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $28,473 (thou. dol.)

Scott County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 517
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.7
Deaths (2007): 256
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.9

Scott County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 12
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 4
  • Aggravated Assault: 7
Property Crimes (2008): 40
  • Burglary: 21
  • Larceny-Theft: 15
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 4

Scott County Genealogy Records