Choctaw County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Ackerman and the largest city is Ackerman. The Official Web Site is located at http://choctawcountyms.com/our-community/county-profile/government/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,294 and the 2010 census population was 8,548. The land area is 418.18 square miles and there are 20.4 persons per square mile.
68% of the population is White, 30.3% is Black or African American, 1.4% 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 1.2% is two or more races. 78.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $70,600, there are 3,378 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,145, the median household income is $29,876, and 24.1% of the persons in Choctaw County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 469. Retail sales (in $1000) were $30,814, and sales per capita were $3,424.
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