and Community & Economic Overview
At the 2000 census, there were 11,206
people, 3,765 households and 2,695 families residing in the county. The
population density was 27 per square mile (10/sq km). There were 4,138
housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/sq km).
The racial makeup of the county was 27.17% White, 71.51% Black or African
American, 0.10% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and
0.31% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or
Latino of any race.
There were 3,765 households of which
36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.30% were
married couples living together, 27.70% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 24.90% of all households
were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65
years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average
family size was 3.54.
Age distribution was 32.70% under the age
of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 18.80% from 45 to 64,
and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years.
For every 100 females there were 87.50 males. For every 100 females age 18
and over, there were 78.70 males.
The median household income was $20,566,
and the median family income was $23,719. Males had a median income of
$24,948 versus $19,201 for females. The per capita income for the county
was $10,926. About 32.40% of families and 38.20% of the population were
below the poverty line, including 50.30% of those under age 18 and 31.00%
of those age 65 or over.
School District: Humphreys County