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Wayne County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 810.8 square miles
Population Density 25.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 20,539
Population change -1%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 25.1%
65 and over 15.4%
Females 51.9%
White 59.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.4
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 38.8%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 73%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 10.2%
Veterans 1,178
Households and Housing
Households 8,105
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 92.6%
Median household income $29,925
The per capita income $18,928
Live below the poverty line. 28.4%
housing units 9,143
Multi-unit structures 3%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $68,400
Residents owning their homes. 83.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,806
Women-owned firms 28.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $178,937
Retail sales per capita $8,466
Manufacturers shipments $287,499
Merchant wholesaler sales $221,065