Washington County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Greenville and the largest city is Greenville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washingtoncountyms.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 48,958 and the 2010 census population was 51,135. The land area is 724.74 square miles and there are 70.6 persons per square mile.
27.1% of the population is White, 71.3% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 75.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $73,700, there are 18,123 households, an average of 2.75 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,671, the median household income is $28,093, and 37.3% of the persons in Washington County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,469. Retail sales (in $1000) were $577,738, and sales per capita were $10,413. The percentage of black-owned firms is 43.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 35.3%.
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