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Lowndes County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 505.5 square miles
Population Density 118.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 59,922
Population change 0.2%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 24.2%
65 and over 14%
Females 52.4%
White 54.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.8
Asian 0.7%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 43.8%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.4%
Veterans 5,251
Households and Housing
Households 23,178
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.2%
Median household income $37,868
The per capita income $20,951
Live below the poverty line. 25.4%
housing units 26,767
Multi-unit structures 17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $115,700
Residents owning their homes. 62.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,145
Women-owned firms 23%
Asian-owned firms 1.6%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 11.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $809,310
Retail sales per capita $13,596
Manufacturers shipments $2,075,457
Merchant wholesaler sales $0