Massac County is located in southern Illinois. The County Seat is Metropolis and the largest city is Metropolis. The 2014 population estimate is 14,905 and the 2010 census population was 15,429. The land area is 237.22 square miles and there are 65 persons per square mile.
91.4% of the population is White, 5.7% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 83.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,200, there are 6,053 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,047, the median household income is $43,615, and 16.3% of the persons in Massac County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,395. Retail sales (in $1000) were $75,936, and sales per capita were $5,025. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.7%.
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