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Leake County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 583 square miles
Population Density 40.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 23,389
Population change -1.7%
Under 5 years of age 6.9%
Under 18 28.9%
65 and over 14.1%
Females 48%
White 50.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.3
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 41.7%
Native American 6.7%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 75%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 10.7%
Veterans 1,334
Households and Housing
Households 8,069
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.3%
Median household income $32,521
The per capita income $16,780
Live below the poverty line. 27.7%
housing units 9,367
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $73,800
Residents owning their homes. 75.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,195
Women-owned firms 22.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 24.5%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $180,447
Retail sales per capita $7,927
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $22,652