Hinds County, Mississippi

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Hinds County, Mississippi
Raymond Courthouse.jpg
Hinds County courthouse in Raymond, Mississippi
Seal of Hinds County, Mississippi
Seal
Map of Mississippi highlighting Hinds County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1821
Named for Thomas Hinds
Seat Jackson and Raymond
Largest city Jackson
Area
 • Total 877.35 sq mi (2,272 km2)
 • Land 869.18 sq mi (2,251 km2)
 • Water 8.16 sq mi (21 km2), 0.93%
Population
 • (2010) 245,285
 • Density 287/sq mi (111/km²)
Congressional districts 2nd, 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.hinds.ms.us

Hinds County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 245,285.[1] Its county seats are Raymond and Jackson, the state capital.[2] The county is named for General Thomas Hinds,[3] a hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Hinds County is part of the Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is bordered on the north by the Yazoo River, which marks the southern edge of the Mississippi Delta. In the nineteenth century, it was developed for cotton plantations.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 877.35 square miles (2,272.3 km2), of which 869.18 square miles (2,251.2 km2) (or 99.07%) is land and 8.16 square miles (21.1 km2) (or 0.93%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

The following public-use airports are located in Hinds County:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 8,645
1840 19,098 120.9%
1850 25,340 32.7%
1860 31,339 23.7%
1870 30,488 −2.7%
1880 43,958 44.2%
1890 39,279 −10.6%
1900 52,577 33.9%
1910 63,726 21.2%
1920 57,110 −10.4%
1930 85,118 49.0%
1940 107,273 26.0%
1950 142,164 32.5%
1960 187,045 31.6%
1970 214,973 14.9%
1980 250,998 16.8%
1990 254,441 1.4%
2000 250,800 −1.4%
2010 245,285 −2.2%
Est. 2012 248,643 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 245,285 people residing in the county. 69.1% were Black or African American, 28.4% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 1.5% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 250,800 people, 91,030 households, and 62,355 families residing in the county. The population density was 288 people per square mile (111/km²). There were 100,287 housing units at an average density of 115 per square mile (45/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 37.31% White, 61.12% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 91,030 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.10% were married couples living together, 22.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 12.10% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,991, and the median income for a family was $40,525. Males had a median income of $30,930 versus $24,593 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,785. About 16.10% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

Hinds County has the seventh highest per capita income in the State of Mississippi.

Government[edit]

Hinds County is governed via a five-member board of supervisors, each elected from districts. The county is led by a county administrator, who is appointed.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has its headquarters in Jackson and in Hinds County. The Division of Youth Services operates the Oakley Training School (OTS) in an unincorporated area of Hinds County.[7]

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has its headquarters in Jackson and in Hinds County.[8] It operates the Jackson Probation & Parole Office in Jackson.

Communities[edit]

Education[edit]

Public School Districts in Hinds County

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 157. 
  4. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Mississippi Department of Human Services website
  8. ^ Mississippi Department of Corrections homepage. Retrieved on December 8, 2009

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Coordinates: 32°16′N 90°26′W / 32.26°N 90.44°W / 32.26; -90.44