Pope County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Golconda and the largest city is Golconda. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.popeco.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 4,276 and the 2010 census population was 4,470. The land area is 368.77 square miles and there are 12.1 persons per square mile.
91.4% of the population is White, 6.7% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 87.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,900, there are 1,736 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,448, the median household income is $38,371, and 17% of the persons in Pope County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $9,223, and sales per capita were $2,245.
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