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Simpson County Statistics

Facts

Land area234.2 square miles
Population Density74 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)17,793
Population change2.7%
Under 5 years of age6.9%
Under 1824.7%
65 and over15.4%
Females51.1%
White87.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.1
Asian0.9%
Two or more races1.9%
Black or African American9.8%
Native American0.3%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school83%
Had a bachelor degree or higher14.8%
Veterans1,129

Households and Housing

Households6,737
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more82.5%
Median household income$39,546
The Per capita income$19,441
Live below the poverty line20.3%
Housing units7,529
Multi-unit structures14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$115,200
Residents owning their homes66.2%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,491
Women-owned firms21.7%
Asian-owned firms1.7%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$415,161
Retail sales per capita$24,342
Manufacturers shipments$1,406,337
Merchant wholesaler sales$260,049
Source US Census Data