Wayne County is located in southeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Waynesboro and the largest city is Waynesboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.waynecounty.ms/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,490 and the 2010 census population was 20,747. The land area is 810.75 square miles and there are 25.6 persons per square mile.
59.9% of the population is White, 38.8% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 72.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $68,400, there are 8,105 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,928, the median household income is $29,925, and 28.4% of the persons in Wayne County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,806. Retail sales (in $1000) were $178,937, and sales per capita were $8,466. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.6%.
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