Chickasaw County is located in north-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Houston and the largest city is Houston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.chickasawcoms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,313 and the 2010 census population was 17,392. The land area is 501.78 square miles and there are 34.7 persons per square mile.
54.8% of the population is White, 43.5% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 72% have a high school degree or higher, and 10% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $64,600, there are 6,614 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,677, the median household income is $31,061, and 25.3% of the persons in Chickasaw County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,467. Retail sales (in $1000) were $128,019, and sales per capita were $6,785. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.4%.
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