Humphreys County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Belzoni and the largest city is Belzoni. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Humphreys. The 2014 population estimate is 8,741 and the 2010 census population was 9,375. The land area is 418.49 square miles and there are 22.4 persons per square mile.
23.9% of the population is White, 74.7% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 64.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $63,000, there are 3,107 households, an average of 2.95 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,874, the median household income is $23,600, and 44.9% of the persons in Humphreys County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 718. Retail sales (in $1000) were $81,350, and sales per capita were $8,198. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.6%.
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