Jackson County, Mississippi
|Jackson County, Mississippi|
The Jackson County Courthouse in Pascagoula
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
|• Total||1,043.30 sq mi (2,702 km2)|
|• Land||726.90 sq mi (1,883 km2)|
|• Water||316.40 sq mi (819 km2), 30.33%|
|• Density||181/sq mi (70/km²)|
Jackson County, Mississippi, is located at the southeastern tip of the state, bordering the state of Alabama on its east side. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,668. Its county seat is Pascagoula. Jackson County is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Jackson County is included in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,043.30 square miles (2,702.1 km2), the largest county in Mississippi, of which 726.90 square miles (1,882.7 km2) (or 69.67%) is land and 316.40 square miles (819.5 km2) (or 30.33%) is water.
National protected areas
- De Soto National Forest (part)
- Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Gulf Islands National Seashore (part)
- Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
As of the census of 2000, there were 131,420 people, 47,676 households, and 35,709 families residing in the county. The population density was 181 people per square mile (70/km²). There were 51,678 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (27/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.35% White, 20.87% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 2.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 47,676 households out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 20.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,118, and the median income for a family was $45,091. Males had a median income of $32,996 versus $22,770 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,768. About 10.50% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.
Jackson County has the eighth highest per capita income in the State of Mississippi.
- Census-designated places
- Unincorporated places
- Ghost towns
The Jackson County School District serves the Hurley, Wade, Big Point, Three Rivers, Cumbest Bluff, Harleston, Vestry, Latimer, and Vancleave communities along with parts of Ocean Springs and Escatawpa. The Pascagoula School District serves Pascagoula and the City of Gautier. The Moss Point School District serves Moss Point, Mississippi and part of Escatawpa, Mississippi. The Ocean Springs School District serves most of Ocean Springs.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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