Scott County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Forest and the largest city is Forest. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.scottcountychanceryclerk.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,461 and the 2010 census population was 28,264. The land area is 609.19 square miles and there are 46.4 persons per square mile.
59.1% of the population is White, 38.1% is Black or African American, 10.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.5% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 72.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $68,600, there are 9,692 households, an average of 2.88 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,789, the median household income is $34,534, and 24.7% of the persons in Scott County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,806. Retail sales (in $1000) were $235,128, and sales per capita were $8,050. The percentage of black-owned firms is 18.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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