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Jasper County is located in east-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Bay Springs and the largest city is Bay Springs. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jasper.ms.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,601 and the 2010 census population was 17,062. The land area is 676.24 square miles and there are 25.2 persons per square mile.
46.7% of the population is White, 52.2% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 76.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,700, there are 7,015 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,075, the median household income is $31,170, and 22.1% of the persons in Jasper County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,100. Retail sales (in $1000) were $68,927, and sales per capita were $3,839. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.9%.
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