Oktibbeha County is located in east-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Starkville and the largest city is Starkville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.oktibbehacountyms.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 49,414 and the 2010 census population was 47,671. The land area is 458.20 square miles and there are 104 persons per square mile.
58.6% of the population is White, 36.9% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 86.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 42.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $129,200, there are 18,176 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,202, the median household income is $30,987, and 33.7% of the persons in Oktibbeha County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,624. Retail sales (in $1000) were $387,892, and sales per capita were $8,838. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.5%.
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