Copiah County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Hazlehurst and the largest city is Hazlehurst. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.copiahcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,797 and the 2010 census population was 29,449. The land area is 777.24 square miles and there are 37.9 persons per square mile.
47.3% of the population is White, 51.1% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 79.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,100, there are 9,897 households, an average of 2.83 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,318, the median household income is $35,421, and 26.3% of the persons in Copiah County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,803. Retail sales (in $1000) were $143,069, and sales per capita were $4,889. The percentage of black-owned firms is 19.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.5%.
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