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Jefferson County Statistics

Facts

Land area526.5 square miles
Population Density32.2 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)16,320
Population change-3.6%
Under 5 years of age6.5%
Under 1824.1%
65 and over16.5%
Females51.6%
White44.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race3.2
Asian0.6%
Two or more races0.8%
Black or African American54.1%
Native American0.2%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school74%
Had a bachelor degree or higher8.8%
Veterans1,109

Households and Housing

Households6,220
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more85%
Median household income$26,968
The Per capita income$14,757
Live below the poverty line31.5%
Housing units7,211
Multi-unit structures10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$67,200
Residents owning their homes65.5%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,266
Women-owned firms27.6%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms31.8%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$129,391
Retail sales per capita$7,897
Manufacturers shipments$303,595
Merchant wholesaler sales$127,174
Source US Census Data