Mississippi County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Charleston and the largest city is Charleston . The Official Web Site is located at http://01f3e4a.netsolhost.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,232 and the 2010 census population was 14,358. The land area is 411.58 square miles and there are 34.9 persons per square mile.
74% of the population is White, 24.4% is Black or African American, 1.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 71.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $60,600, there are 5,227 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,558, the median household income is $29,787, and 26.9% of the persons in Mississippi County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 715. Retail sales (in $1000) were $161,504, and sales per capita were $11,946. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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