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Smith County, MS Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 517
Raleigh, MS 39153
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-782-4751
F: 601-782-4007
Couriers: 123 Main St
Raleigh, MS 39153
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil (usually over $3,500)
Restricted Records: No sealed or expunged records released
Justice Court
PO Box 171
Raleigh, MS 39153
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-782-4005, 601-782-4334
F: 601-782-5899
Couriers: 123 Main St
Raleigh, MS 39153
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $3,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Chancery Court
PO Box 39
Raleigh, MS 39153
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-782-9811
F: 601-782-4690
Couriers: 201 Courthouse Square
Raleigh, MS 39153
Jurisdiction: Probate, Civil Land, Divorce, Family

Smith County, MS Vital Records

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

Smith County
Chancery Clerk
123 Main St
Chancery Bldg
Raleigh, MS 39153
8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 601-782-9811
Fax: 601-782-4690
Recorded Documents

Smith County Vital Certificates

Smith County Vital Certificates

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Smith County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 635.89 sq mi
Population (2009): 15,826
  • Females: 51.3%
  • White: 74.7%
  • Black/African American: 24.7%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 0.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 74.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): -357
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 70.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 9.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.65
Housing Units (2000): 7,005
Homeownership Rate (2000): 86.9%
Migration Flow to Smith County, MS from (2007-2008):

Smith County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $181,463
  • Construction: $4,266
  • Retail Trade: $6,162
  • Professional and Technical Services: $5,107
  • Healthcare: $6,208
  • Banking: $2,058
  • Retail Trade: $6,162
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $0
  • Manufacturing: $60,072
  • Farms: $35,201
  • Government: $28,081
Employed (2000): 6,558
Unemployed (2000): 408
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,274
Local Government Employment (2007): 622
Local Government Revenue (2007): $26,187 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $4,061 (thou. dol.)

Smith County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 202
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.7
Deaths (2007): 202
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.9

Smith County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 0
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
Property Crimes (2008): 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny-Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

Smith County Genealogy Records