|Wilkinson County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
688 sq mi (1,782 km²)
677 sq mi (1,753 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.59%
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Wilkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 10,312. Its county seat is Woodville6. Wilkinson County is named for military leader James Wilkinson.
- Adams County (north)
- Franklin County (northeast)
- Amite County (east)
- East Feliciana Parish (southeast)
- West Feliciana Parish (south)
- Concordia Parish (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,312 people, 3,578 households, and 2,511 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 5,106 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 31.22% White, 68.21% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,578 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.40% were married couples living together, 24.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 108.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $18,929, and the median income for a family was $23,447. Males had a median income of $24,509 versus $16,088 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,868. About 33.10% of families and 37.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.90% of those under age 18 and 33.40% of those age 65 or over.
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