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Ashley County Statistics

Facts

Land area925.4 square miles
Population Density23.6 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)21,283
Population change-2.6%
Under 5 years of age6.5%
Under 1823.6%
65 and over17.7%
Females51.6%
White71.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race5.2
Asian0.2%
Two or more races1.3%
Black or African American25.8%
Native American0.7%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school84%
Had a bachelor degree or higher12.2%
Veterans1,370

Households and Housing

Households8,656
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more87.4%
Median household income$35,683
The Per capita income$19,761
Live below the poverty line18.9%
Housing units10,033
Multi-unit structures7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$62,500
Residents owning their homes75.6%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,486
Women-owned firms19.4%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$170,779
Retail sales per capita$7,673
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$107,302
Source US Census Data