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Copiah County, Mississippi
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 28,757 people, 10,142 households, and 7,494 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (37/mi²). There are 11,101 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (14/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 47.80% White, 50.95% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,142 households out of which 34.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.70% are married couples living together, 20.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% are non-families. 23.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.20.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 12.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $26,358, and the median income for a family is $31,079. Males have a median income of $28,763 versus $20,104 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,408. 25.10% of the population and 22.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 33.20% of those under the age of 18 and 21.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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