Tallahatchie County is located in northwest Mississippi. The County Seat is Charleston and the largest city is Charleston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/Pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Tallahatchie. The 2014 population estimate is 14,761 and the 2010 census population was 15,378. The land area is 645.29 square miles and there are 23.8 persons per square mile.
41.3% of the population is White, 56.5% is Black or African American, 6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 65.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $64,000, there are 4,640 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,747, the median household income is $29,853, and 30.2% of the persons in Tallahatchie County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 728. Retail sales (in $1000) were $56,799, and sales per capita were $4,315. The percentage of black-owned firms is 13.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17%.
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