Calhoun County is located in north-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Pittsboro and the largest city is Bruce. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Calhoun. The 2014 population estimate is 14,745 and the 2010 census population was 14,962. The land area is 586.57 square miles and there are 25.5 persons per square mile.
70.4% of the population is White, 28.1% is Black or African American, 5.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 68.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $61,500, there are 5,944 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,034, the median household income is $30,000, and 23.7% of the persons in Calhoun County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,101. Retail sales (in $1000) were $94,108, and sales per capita were $6,445. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.2%.
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