Stone County is located in southeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Wiggins and the largest city is Wiggins. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.stonecountygov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,875 and the 2010 census population was 17,786. The land area is 445.49 square miles and there are 39.9 persons per square mile.
78.3% of the population is White, 19.7% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 84.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $107,000, there are 5,871 households, an average of 2.88 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,576, the median household income is $42,963, and 18% of the persons in Stone County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,376. Retail sales (in $1000) were $190,727, and sales per capita were $12,237. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.2%.
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