Tippah County is located in northeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Ripley and the largest city is Ripley. The Official Web Site is located at http://tippahcounty.ripley.ms/overview/county-government/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,039 and the 2010 census population was 22,232. The land area is 457.82 square miles and there are 48.6 persons per square mile.
81.6% of the population is White, 16.4% is Black or African American, 5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 75.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,800, there are 8,472 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,493, the median household income is $34,636, and 25.5% of the persons in Tippah County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,674. Retail sales (in $1000) were $130,910, and sales per capita were $6,101. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 16.4%.
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