Claiborne County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Port Gibson and the largest city is Port Gibson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Claiborne. The 2014 population estimate is 9,080 and the 2010 census population was 9,598. The land area is 487.41 square miles and there are 19.7 persons per square mile.
14% of the population is White, 84.7% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 80.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $54,500, there are 3,190 households, an average of 2.84 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,177, the median household income is $23,689, and 33.1% of the persons in Claiborne County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 310. Retail sales (in $1000) were $39,271, and sales per capita were $3,675. The percentage of black-owned firms is 40%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 14.5%.
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