Monroe County is located in northeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Aberdeen and the largest city is Amory. The Official Web Site is located at http://monroecountyms.org/supervisors.htm. The 2014 population estimate is 36,003 and the 2010 census population was 36,989. The land area is 765.09 square miles and there are 48.3 persons per square mile.
68.1% of the population is White, 30.6% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 76.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,500, there are 13,960 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,167, the median household income is $36,308, and 21.6% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,169. Retail sales (in $1000) were $281,974, and sales per capita were $7,610. The percentage of black-owned firms is 7.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30%.
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