# Simpson County, Mississippi

\n**Simpson County**is a county located in the U.S. State of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 27,639. Its county seat is Mendenhall

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## Geography

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,529 km² (591 mi²). 1,525 km² (589 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.30% water.## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2}of 2000, there are 27,639 people, 10,076 households, and 7,385 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (47/mi²). There are 11,307 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 64.39% White, 34.31% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 10,076 households out of which 34.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% are married couples living together, 14.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.14. In the county the population is spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.40 males. The median income for a household in the county is $28,343, and the median income for a family is $32,797. Males have a median income of $27,197 versus $20,136 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,344. 21.60% of the population and 17.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.70% are under the age of 18 and 21.00% are 65 or older.