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Jefferson County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 519.9 square miles
Population Density 14.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 7,629
Population change -1.3%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 22.8%
65 and over 13.5%
Females 50%
White 13.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 0.4
Asian 0.1%
Two or more races 0.5%
Black or African American 85.3%
Native American 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 19.9%
Veterans 304
Households and Housing
Households 2,520
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 94%
Median household income $26,028
The per capita income $12,723
Live below the poverty line. 40%
housing units 3,648
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $61,500
Residents owning their homes. 71.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 552
Women-owned firms 53.1%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $18,620
Retail sales per capita $2,073
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0