Attala County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Kosciusko and the largest city is Kosciusko. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.attalacounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,163 and the 2010 census population was 19,564. The land area is 734.98 square miles and there are 26.6 persons per square mile.
56.6% of the population is White, 42.2% is Black or African American, 1.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 73.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 16% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $71,200, there are 7,185 households, an average of 2.65 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,422, the median household income is $31,641, and 27.7% of the persons in Attala County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,577. Retail sales (in $1000) were $171,350, and sales per capita were $8,756. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.1%.
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