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Lee County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 450.0 square miles
Population Density 184.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 85,340
Population change 2.9%
Under 5 years of age 7.1%
Under 18 26.1%
65 and over 14%
Females 52.1%
White 69.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.4
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 28.6%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.8%
Veterans 5,227
Households and Housing
Households 31,898
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.6%
Median household income $42,074
The per capita income $21,799
Live below the poverty line. 18.3%
housing units 36,025
Multi-unit structures 15%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $108,300
Residents owning their homes. 70.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 6,912
Women-owned firms 21.8%
Asian-owned firms 0.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 0.6%
Black-owned firms 7.8%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,439,479
Retail sales per capita $17,967
Manufacturers shipments $2,986,825
Merchant wholesaler sales $847,900