|Greene County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
719 sq mi (1,862 km²)
713 sq mi (1,847 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.82%
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It was established in 1811 and is named for General Nathaneal Greene. As of 2000, the population is 13,299. Its county seat is Leakesville6.
- Wayne County (north)
- Washington County (northeast)
- Mobile County (southeast)
- George County (south)
- Perry County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,299 people, 4,148 households, and 3,152 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 4,947 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 72.79% White, 26.18% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,148 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 13.10% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 130.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 141.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,336, and the median income for a family was $33,037. Males had a median income of $30,189 versus $17,935 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,868. About 16.50% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.
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