Sharkey County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Rolling Fork and the largest city is Rolling Fork. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sharkeycounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 4,647 and the 2010 census population was 4,916. The land area is 431.72 square miles and there are 11.4 persons per square mile.
28.3% of the population is White, 70.6% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 77.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $64,900, there are 1,725 households, an average of 2.75 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,744, the median household income is $35,125, and 31.2% of the persons in Sharkey County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 465. Retail sales (in $1000) were $30,978, and sales per capita were $5,644.
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