Lawrence County is located in south-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Monticello and the largest city is Monticello. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/Pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Lawrence. The 2014 population estimate is 12,502 and the 2010 census population was 12,929. The land area is 430.67 square miles and there are 30 persons per square mile.
67.4% of the population is White, 31.2% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 82.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $79,600, there are 4,830 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,655, the median household income is $38,393, and 18.8% of the persons in Lawrence County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,081. Retail sales (in $1000) were $46,762, and sales per capita were $3,530. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.3%.
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