Jefferson County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Fayette and the largest city is Fayette. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jeffersoncountyms.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 7,599 and the 2010 census population was 7,732. The land area is 519.93 square miles and there are 14.9 persons per square mile.
13.9% of the population is White, 85.3% is Black or African American, 0.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.5% is two or more races. 79.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $61,500, there are 2,520 households, an average of 2.84 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,723, the median household income is $26,028, and 40% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 552. Retail sales (in $1000) were $18,620, and sales per capita were $2,073. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 53.1%.
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