Wilkinson County is located in southwestern Mississippi. The County Seat is Woodville and the largest city is Centreville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.wilkinson.co.ms.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,191 and the 2010 census population was 9,878. The land area is 678.11 square miles and there are 14.6 persons per square mile.
29.1% of the population is White, 70% is Black or African American, 0.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.5% is two or more races. 71.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $59,400, there are 3,496 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,717, the median household income is $33,618, and 27.8% of the persons in Wilkinson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 789. Retail sales (in $1000) were $59,831, and sales per capita were $5,857. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.5%.
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