Covington County is located in south-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Collins and the largest city is Collins. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Covington. The 2014 population estimate is 19,442 and the 2010 census population was 19,571. The land area is 413.79 square miles and there are 47.3 persons per square mile.
62.8% of the population is White, 35.7% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% 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. 76.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $71,800, there are 7,036 households, an average of 2.73 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,241, the median household income is $33,381, and 29.9% of the persons in Covington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,495. Retail sales (in $1000) were $171,612, and sales per capita were $8,453. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.1%.
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