Harrison County is located in southeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Gulfport and the largest city is Gulfport. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.harrison.ms.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 199,058 and the 2010 census population was 187,105. The land area is 573.99 square miles and there are 326 persons per square mile.
70.2% of the population is White, 23.7% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 85.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $143,000, there are 72,253 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,677, the median household income is $43,124, and 19.9% of the persons in Harrison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 14,674. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,903,219, and sales per capita were $16,472. The percentage of black-owned firms is 10.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.7%.
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