Smith County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Raleigh and the largest city is Raleigh. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.smithcountyms.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,188 and the 2010 census population was 16,489. The land area is 636.25 square miles and there are 25.9 persons per square mile.
75.6% of the population is White, 23.5% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% 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. 80.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,600, there are 6,269 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,334, the median household income is $34,753, and 23.6% of the persons in Smith County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,131. Retail sales (in $1000) were $51,097, and sales per capita were $3,206. The percentage of black-owned firms is 14.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.7%.
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