Clarke County is located in southwestern Alabama. The County Seat is Grove Hill and the largest city is Jackson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.clarkecountyal.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 24,945 and the 2010 census population was 25,840. The land area is 1,238.47 square miles and there are 20.9 persons per square mile.
54.1% of the population is White, 44.2% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 78.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $85,600, there are 9,631 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,979, the median household income is $29,357, and 29.3% of the persons in Clarke County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,374. Retail sales (in $1000) were $344,311, and sales per capita were $13,034. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.6%.
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