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Simpson County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 589.2 square miles
Population Density 46.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 27,500
Population change 0%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 25.5%
65 and over 15.2%
Females 51.3%
White 62.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.7
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 35.6%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 78%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.7%
Veterans 1,709
Households and Housing
Households 9,786
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.7%
Median household income $38,362
The per capita income $18,314
Live below the poverty line. 22.6%
housing units 11,848
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $80,800
Residents owning their homes. 76%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,166
Women-owned firms 23.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 17%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $212,575
Retail sales per capita $7,640
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0