Lincoln County is located in southwestern Mississippi. The County Seat is Brookhaven and the largest city is Brookhaven. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/Pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Lincoln. The 2014 population estimate is 34,775 and the 2010 census population was 34,869. The land area is 586.12 square miles and there are 59.5 persons per square mile.
67.9% of the population is White, 30.7% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 82.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $84,900, there are 13,045 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,566, the median household income is $36,498, and 23.5% of the persons in Lincoln County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,017. Retail sales (in $1000) were $501,974, and sales per capita were $14,629. The percentage of black-owned firms is 17.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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