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Smith County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 636.3 square miles
Population Density 25.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,225
Population change -1.6%
Under 5 years of age 6.4%
Under 18 24.2%
65 and over 16.9%
Females 51.9%
White 75.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.4
Asian 0.1%
Two or more races 0.7%
Black or African American 23.5%
Native American 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.2%
Veterans 948
Households and Housing
Households 6,269
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 94%
Median household income $34,753
The per capita income $20,334
Live below the poverty line. 23.6%
housing units 7,191
Multi-unit structures 2%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $77,600
Residents owning their homes. 83.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,131
Women-owned firms 32.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 14.8%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $51,097
Retail sales per capita $3,206
Manufacturers shipments $402,581
Merchant wholesaler sales $12,597