Scott County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Benton and the largest city is Sikeston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.scottcountymo.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 38,903 and the 2010 census population was 39,187. The land area is 419.99 square miles and there are 93.3 persons per square mile.
85.9% of the population is White, 11.7% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 80.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $96,600, there are 15,169 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,825, the median household income is $40,651, and 19.1% of the persons in Scott County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,917. Retail sales (in $1000) were $358,429, and sales per capita were $8,780. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25%.
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