Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. AS of the census of 2000, there were 8,577 people, 2,785 households, and 1,977 families residing in the county. THe population density was 23 people per square mile. THere were 3,320 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile. THe racial makeup of the county was 62.61% White, 36.21% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. THere were 2,785 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. THe average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.