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Sharkey County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 431.7 square miles
Population Density 11.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 4,708
Population change -4.2%
Under 5 years of age 7.4%
Under 18 25.1%
65 and over 15.4%
Females 53.6%
White 28.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.4
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 0.7%
Black or African American 70.6%
Native American 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.1%
Veterans 294
Households and Housing
Households 1,725
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.8%
Median household income $35,125
The per capita income $15,744
Live below the poverty line. 31.2%
housing units 2,110
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $64,900
Residents owning their homes. 64.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 465
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $30,978
Retail sales per capita $5,644
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $64,205