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Perry County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 647.3 square miles
Population Density 18.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 12,131
Population change -1%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 23.9%
65 and over 16.7%
Females 51.2%
White 78.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.1
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 19.8%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 8.2%
Veterans 917
Households and Housing
Households 4,483
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.6%
Median household income $36,124
The per capita income $17,183
Live below the poverty line. 21%
housing units 5,478
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $81,200
Residents owning their homes. 84.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 955
Women-owned firms 21.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $60,391
Retail sales per capita $4,951
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0