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Choctaw County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 418.2 square miles
Population Density 20.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 8,371
Population change -2%
Under 5 years of age 5.7%
Under 18 23%
65 and over 18.9%
Females 51.5%
White 68
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.4
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 30.3%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 78%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.6%
Veterans 632
Households and Housing
Households 3,378
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.5%
Median household income $29,876
The per capita income $17,145
Live below the poverty line. 24.1%
housing units 4,131
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $70,600
Residents owning their homes. 71.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 469
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $30,814
Retail sales per capita $3,424
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0