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Monroe County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 765.1 square miles
Population Density 48.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 36,116
Population change -2.4%
Under 5 years of age 5.6%
Under 18 23%
65 and over 17.2%
Females 52%
White 68.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.1
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 30.6%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.1%
Veterans 2,385
Households and Housing
Households 13,960
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.9%
Median household income $36,308
The per capita income $18,167
Live below the poverty line. 21.6%
housing units 16,361
Multi-unit structures 6%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $78,500
Residents owning their homes. 77.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,169
Women-owned firms 30%
Asian-owned firms 1.2%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 7.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $281,974
Retail sales per capita $7,610
Manufacturers shipments $1,472,743
Merchant wholesaler sales $111,082