Jefferson Davis County is located in south-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Prentiss and the largest city is Prentiss. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/Pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Jefferson%20Davis. The 2014 population estimate is 11,822 and the 2010 census population was 12,480. The land area is 408.44 square miles and there are 30.6 persons per square mile.
38.8% of the population is White, 59.8% is Black or African American, 1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 78% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,300, there are 4,895 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,216, the median household income is $27,186, and 27% of the persons in Jefferson Davis County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 962. Retail sales (in $1000) were $57,305, and sales per capita were $4,508. The percentage of black-owned firms is 32.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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