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Covington County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 413.8 square miles
Population Density 47.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 19,423
Population change -0.8%
Under 5 years of age 7.1%
Under 18 24.9%
65 and over 16.6%
Females 51.1%
White 62.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.1
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 35.7%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.2%
Veterans 1,460
Households and Housing
Households 7,036
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.2%
Median household income $33,381
The per capita income $17,241
Live below the poverty line. 29.9%
housing units 8,444
Multi-unit structures 3%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $71,800
Residents owning their homes. 83%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,495
Women-owned firms 20.1%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 12.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $171,612
Retail sales per capita $8,453
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $66,560