Pemiscot County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Caruthersville and the largest city is Caruthersville . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pemiscotcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,650 and the 2010 census population was 18,296. The land area is 492.54 square miles and there are 37.1 persons per square mile.
71.1% of the population is White, 26.7% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 72.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 10% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $64,300, there are 6,941 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,881, the median household income is $28,889, and 29.3% of the persons in Pemiscot County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,043. Retail sales (in $1000) were $209,476, and sales per capita were $11,275. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 41.9%.
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