Flowood, Mississippi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Flowood, Mississippi
City
Location of Flowood, Mississippi
Location of Flowood, Mississippi
Flowood, Mississippi is located in the US
Flowood, Mississippi
Flowood, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°19′0″N 90°6′53″W / 32.31667°N 90.11472°W / 32.31667; -90.11472Coordinates: 32°19′0″N 90°6′53″W / 32.31667°N 90.11472°W / 32.31667; -90.11472
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Rankin
Government
 • Mayor Gary Rhoads
Area
 • Total 16.6 sq mi (42.9 km2)
 • Land 16.3 sq mi (42.2 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,823
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 8,859
 • Density 470/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39232
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-25100
GNIS feature ID 0670061
Website www.ci.flowood.ms.us

Flowood is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 7,823 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

In June 2009 Flowood voters approved (by a 75%-25% margin) being classified as a resort area which allows liquor by the glass in restaurants and hotels, coming out from under a dry county.[citation needed]

Flowood is also the location of the National Weather Service office that serves the Jackson area.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km2), of which 16.3 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.69%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 486
1970 352 −27.6%
1980 943 167.9%
1990 2,860 203.3%
2000 4,750 66.1%
2010 7,823 64.7%
Est. 2016 8,859 [1] 13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,750 people, 2,130 households, and 1,145 families residing in the city. The population density was 291.7 people per square mile (112.7/km²). There were 2,371 housing units at an average density of 145.6 per square mile (56.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.92% White, 16.63% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 2,130 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together,1.7% of households consisted of unmarried partners,10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 16.1% from 18 to 24, 41.0% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,333, and the median income for a family was $49,767. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $29,773 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,875. About 10.3% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Flowood has an indoor track for remote control racing. Opened in 2010, it is the first "permanent city owned indoor off road remote control race track" in the United States.[5]

Education[edit]

The City of Flowood's public schools are served by the Rankin County School District.

Public Schools[edit]

  • Northwest Rankin High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Northwest Rankin Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Flowood Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Northshore Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Northwest Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Oakdale Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Highland Bluff Elementary School (Grades K-6)

Private Schools[edit]

Colleges and Universities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Service, US Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather. "Jackson, Mississippi". Srh.noaa.gov. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "About Us". Flowood R/C Indoor Park. Retrieved June 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Chris Epps, Cecil McCrory plead guilty to corruption" (Archive). The Clarion-Ledger. February 25, 2015. Retrieved on February 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Josh Harkins". Mississippi State Senate. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 

External links[edit]