Kemper County is located in east-central Mississippi. The County Seat is De Kalb and the largest city is De Kalb. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.kempercounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 10,163 and the 2010 census population was 10,461. The land area is 766.18 square miles and there are 13.6 persons per square mile.
34.9% of the population is White, 60.5% is Black or African American, 0.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 3.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 75.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $65,500, there are 3,605 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $13,795, the median household income is $29,003, and 33.3% of the persons in Kemper County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 567. Retail sales (in $1000) were $46,672, and sales per capita were $4,670. The percentage of black-owned firms is 34.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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