Prentiss County is located in northeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Booneville and the largest city is Booneville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.prentiss.ms.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 25,428 and the 2010 census population was 25,276. The land area is 414.98 square miles and there are 60.9 persons per square mile.
84.3% of the population is White, 14% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 72.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $73,200, there are 9,611 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,589, the median household income is $32,503, and 24.2% of the persons in Prentiss County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,862. Retail sales (in $1000) were $162,043, and sales per capita were $6,359. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.1%.
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