Yazoo County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Yazoo City and the largest city is Yazoo City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.yazoocounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,817 and the 2010 census population was 28,065. The land area is 922.95 square miles and there are 30.4 persons per square mile.
41% of the population is White, 57.2% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 74.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $64,100, there are 8,710 households, an average of 2.83 persons per household. The per capita income is $14,291, the median household income is $26,336, and 35.5% of the persons in Yazoo County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,886. Retail sales (in $1000) were $230,475, and sales per capita were $8,056. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.6%.
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