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Jasper County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 676.2 square miles
Population Density 25.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,470
Population change -3.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 23.3%
65 and over 17.9%
Females 51.5%
White 46.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.1
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 0.6%
Black or African American 52.2%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.9%
Veterans 1,001
Households and Housing
Households 7,015
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 93.7%
Median household income $31,170
The per capita income $18,075
Live below the poverty line. 22.1%
housing units 8,158
Multi-unit structures 3%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $72,700
Residents owning their homes. 79.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,100
Women-owned firms 31.9%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $68,927
Retail sales per capita $3,839
Manufacturers shipments $256,511
Merchant wholesaler sales $89,451