Itawamba County, Mississippi
The County is located in northeastern Mississippi, on the east by Alabama and has an area of 1400 square kilometers, of which 21 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered by the following counties:
Itawamba County was formed on February 9, 1836 from Indian lands. It was named after an Indian chief.
According to the census in 2000 lived in Itawamba County 22,770 people in 8,773 households and 6,500 families. The population density was 17 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 92.47 percent White, 6.47 percent African American, 0.14 percent Native American, 0.18 percent Asian, and 0.32 percent from other races; 0.42 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.99 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, were members of the various groups mentioned.
Of the 8,773 households out of which 33.2 percent of children under the age of 18 living with them. 60.3 percent were married couples living together, 9.9 percent were single mothers and 25.9 percent were non-families. 23.4 percent of all households were single-person households, and 11.1 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size is 2.95 people.
24.2 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 10.6 percent between 18 to 24, 27.8 percent between 25 and 44, 23.2 percent between 45 and 64 years old and 14.2 percent were 65 years or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.
The average income of a household was $ 31,156, for a family is $ 36,793. Males had a median income of $ 29,231, women $ 20,900. The per capita income was $ 14,956. Approximately 10.1 percent of families and 14.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.
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