Panola County is located in northwest Mississippi. The County Seat is Batesville and the largest city is Batesville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.panolacoms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 34,444 and the 2010 census population was 34,699. The land area is 685.14 square miles and there are 50.7 persons per square mile.
48.8% of the population is White, 49.6% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 75.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,500, there are 11,928 households, an average of 2.86 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,073, the median household income is $35,715, and 25.3% of the persons in Panola County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,784. Retail sales (in $1000) were $384,416, and sales per capita were $10,918. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.2%.
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