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DeSoto County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 476.2 square miles
Population Density 338.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 168,240
Population change 4.3%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 27.2%
65 and over 11.4%
Females 51.5%
White 72.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.9
Asian 1.3%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 24.1%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.6%
Veterans 11,011
Households and Housing
Households 57,979
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.9%
Median household income $58,505
The per capita income $25,176
Live below the poverty line. 9.8%
housing units 63,018
Multi-unit structures 12%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $152,600
Residents owning their homes. 75.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 12,573
Women-owned firms 28.5%
Asian-owned firms 1.8%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.5%
Black-owned firms 13%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,069,453
Retail sales per capita $13,825
Manufacturers shipments $1,663,506
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,676,805