Mississippi Kemper County Public Schools

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Kemper County, MS

Map of Kemper County, MSKemper County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 766.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 13.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 2.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 58.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.57 persons compared to an average family size of 3.11 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $21,137. Per capita income grew by 13.0% 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) 10,246 Covered Employment 1,789
Growth (%) since 1990 -1.1% Average wage per job $22,391
Households (2000) 3,909 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 25.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 4,335 Average wage per job $21,137
Unemployment Rate (2005) 9.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $18,928 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $24,688 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 19.9 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 60.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.3 Average wage per job D

1. EAST KEMPER ATTENDANCE CENTER
Address: P. O. Box 97, Scooba, MS 39358
Phone: (662) 476-8423
County: Kemper County
Enrollment: 235
Grades: PK-6

2. KEMPER County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P. O. Box 429, Dekalb, MS 39328
Phone: (601) 743-5292
County: Kemper County
Enrollment: 549
Grades: 7-12

3. STENNIS VOC TECH COMPLEX
Address: P. O. Box 88, Dekalb, MS 39328
Phone: (601) 743-5226
County: Kemper County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

4. WEST KEMPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P. O. Box 250, Dekalb, MS 39328
Phone: (601) 743-2432
County: Kemper County
Enrollment: 445
Grades: PK-6