County Seat: Tylertown
Population as of 2000 census: 15,156
Racial makeup as of 2000 census: 54.61% White, 44.09% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Walthall County located in southern portion of the state was named after Civil War Veteran and Mississippi Senator Edward C. Walthall. As of the 2000 census there were 15,156 residents.