George County is located in southeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Lucedale and the largest city is Lucedale. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.georgecountyms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,303 and the 2010 census population was 22,579. The land area is 478.71 square miles and there are 47.2 persons per square mile.
90% of the population is White, 8.5% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 83.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $94,400, there are 7,842 households, an average of 2.83 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,217, the median household income is $43,958, and 18.6% of the persons in George County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,033. Retail sales (in $1000) were $231,543, and sales per capita were $10,510. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.3%.
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