Winston County is located in east-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Louisville and the largest city is Louisville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.winstonms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,478 and the 2010 census population was 19,198. The land area is 607.25 square miles and there are 31.6 persons per square mile.
52.1% of the population is White, 45.7% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 79.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,300, there are 7,635 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,501, the median household income is $30,821, and 29.8% of the persons in Winston County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,549. Retail sales (in $1000) were $183,152, and sales per capita were $9,297. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18%.
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