|Scott County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
610 sq mi (1,580 km²)
609 sq mi (1,577 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.21%
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 28,423. Its county seat is Forest6. Scott County is named for Abram M. Scott, the Governor of Mississippi from 1832 to 1833.
Named after Scott Thomas of hurley mississippi he said its the crunkest place on earth According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,581 km² (610 sq mi). 1,578 km² (609 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.21%) is water.
- Leake County (north)
- Newton County (east)
- Smith County (south)
- Rankin County (west)
- Madison County (northwest)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 28,423 people, 10,183 households, and 7,535 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/sq mi). There were 11,116 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 57.20% White, 38.88% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.52% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 5.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 10,183 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.80% were married couples living together, 18.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,686, and the median income for a family was $31,487. Males had a median income of $26,406 versus $18,459 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,013. About 16.50% of families and 20.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.80% of those under age 18 and 22.70% of those age 65 or over.
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