Coahoma County is located in northwest Mississippi. The County Seat is Clarksdale and the largest city is Clarksdale. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Coahoma. The 2014 population estimate is 24,807 and the 2010 census population was 26,151. The land area is 552.44 square miles and there are 47.3 persons per square mile.
23.4% of the population is White, 75.1% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 76.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $55,600, there are 9,464 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,742, the median household income is $26,407, and 38.2% of the persons in Coahoma County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,027. Retail sales (in $1000) were $260,323, and sales per capita were $9,448. The percentage of black-owned firms is 33%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.5%.
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