Mississippi Jefferson Davis County Public Schools

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Jefferson Davis County, MS

Map of Jefferson Davis County, MSJefferson Davis County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 408.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 32.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 7.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 57.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.68 persons compared to an average family size of 3.20 persons.

In 2005 construction was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $33,232. Per capita income grew by 26.9% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 13,158 Covered Employment 2,170
Growth (%) since 1990 -6.4% Average wage per job $23,380
Households (2000) 5,177 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 5,370 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2005) 10.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $19,334 Average wage per job $31,821
Median Household Income (2003) $21,957 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 22.9 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 66.4 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.4 Average wage per job D

1. BASSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 370, Bassfield, MS 39421
Phone: (601) 943-5391
County: Jefferson Davis County
Enrollment: 390
Grades: 7-12

2. CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 460, Bassfield, MS 39421
Phone: (601) 943-5251
County: Jefferson Davis County
Enrollment: 417
Grades: PK-6

3. J E JOHNSON ELEMENTARY
Address: P O Box 1408, Prentiss, MS 39424
Phone: (601) 792-8338
County: Jefferson Davis County
Enrollment: 517
Grades: KG-6

4. JEFF DAVIS CO VOC TECH CENTER
Address: P O Box 70, Carson, MS 39427
Phone: (601) 792-5005
County: Jefferson Davis County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

5. PRENTISS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 1168, Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: (601) 792-4646
County: Jefferson Davis County
Enrollment: 485
Grades: 6-12