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Jackson County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2019: 143,617 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 131,420 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 23,349
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,073
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 35,548
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,783 (it was 12,128 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 727 sq. mi.

Water area: 316.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 198 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jackson County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.1%), Manufacturing (16.0%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jackson County, MS (2019)
    • 96,10867.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30,34421.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,5586.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,5522.5%Asian alone
    • 2,7121.9%Two or more races
    • 5160.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4280.3%Some other race alone
    • 850.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years
Males: 69,870  (48.7%)
Females: 73,747  (51.3%)
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Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,476 ($39,118 in 1999)
This county:

$52,476
Mississippi:

$45,792

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $750 (lower quartile is $604, upper quartile is $890)
This county:

$750
State:

$598


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $146,700 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Jackson:

$146,700
Mississippi:

$128,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,100 - $207,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,295
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $374

Institutionalized population: 975

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 16
  • Assaults: 64
  • Burglaries: 388
  • Thefts: 959
  • Auto thefts: 285

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 23
  • Robberies: 20
  • Assaults: 80
  • Burglaries: 543
  • Thefts: 1319
  • Auto thefts: 252
Jackson County, MS map from a distance

Health of residents in Jackson County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
67.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
52.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
99.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 652 buildings, average cost: $52,200
  • 1998: 781 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1999: 1050 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2000: 855 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2001: 849 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 2002: 764 buildings, average cost: $77,900
  • 2003: 896 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2004: 1063 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2005: 882 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2006: 1279 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2007: 750 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2008: 481 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2009: 757 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2010: 289 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2011: 300 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2012: 343 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2013: 284 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2014: 311 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2015: 324 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2016: 383 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2017: 387 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2018: 381 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2019: 504 buildings, average cost: $184,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Jackson, MS residents
Average permit cost in Jackson, MS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,411 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $913 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Jackson, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jackson, MS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jackson, MS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.0%
Jackson County:

15.0%
Mississippi:

19.6%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 25.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 39.3% for other race residents, 31.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.6 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 42.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 38.1 years old, American Indian residents: 68.5 years old, Asian residents: 42.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.9 years old, Other race residents: 19.1 years old)

Area name: Pascagoula, MS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jackson County is $489 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $587 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $808 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Gautier, St. Martin, Gulf Hills, Vancleave, Latimer, Gulf Park Estates, Escatawpa.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Jackson County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Columbia County, Florida , Franklin County, Florida , Orleans Parish, Louisiana , Guadalupe County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Mississippi:

6.0%

Unemployment by year in Jackson, MS
County total employment by year in Jackson, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Jackson, MS

Current college students: 5,397
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,513 (51.4% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

4.5%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,1022010 or later
  • 1,1492000 to 2009
  • 5641990 to 1999
  • 7871980 to 1989
  • 6061970 to 1979
  • 689Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.5%

Jackson County marital status for males Jackson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,596
  • One, attached: 931
  • Two: 825
  • 3 or 4: 3,382
  • 5 to 9: 2,696
  • 10 to 19: 1,942
  • 20 to 49: 1,142
  • 50 or more: 640
  • Mobile homes: 5,632

Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 20,446 (689 second mortgage, 1,095 home equity loan, 173 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,714

Here:

52.6% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jackson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,796127
Catholic12,43811
Mainline Protestant11,99635
Black Protestant3,27313
Other1,2549
None68,911-
Jackson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Jackson County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Jackson County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 81
This county:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

12.1%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

31.7%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Jackson County:

Average size of farms: 76 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,252
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $405.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,616
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.99%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.42%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $16,418
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.68
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.08%
Upland cotton: 1760 harvested acres
Vegetables: 38 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 520 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jackson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from Jackson County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 178.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.2 miles away from Jackson County center
On 9/3/2020 at 15:07:53, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Hurricane Zeta, Incident Period: October 28, 2020 - October 29, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4576-MS: December 31, 2020, FEMA Id: 4576, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4528, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Mississippi Hurricane Nate, Incident Period: October 6, 2017 - October 10, 2017, FEMA Id: 4350, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to March 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1837: May 12, 2009, FEMA Id: 1837, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1794: September 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1794, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3291: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3291, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3213: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 3213, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Jackson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47,355 (85.3%)
  • Carpooled: 5,669 (10.2%)
  • Bus: 26 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 676 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 34 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 298 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,413 (2.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (24%)
  • Vietnam (15%)
  • Dominican Republic (13%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jackson County


  • American (14%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • African (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Jackson County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 758 people in military ships
  • 368 people in nursing homes
  • 270 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 199 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 126 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 75 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 70 people in state prisons
  • 32 people in other group homes
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Jackson County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 442 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 340 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 94 people in state prisons
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 83 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in military ships
  • 25 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 25 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,646.

6.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($478 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.07%
Mississippi average:

0.03%

3.35% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($20,345 average AGI)
3.53% relocated from other states ($23,240 average AGI)
Jackson County:

3.53%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harrison County, MS  2.10% ($42,630 average AGI)
from Mobile County, AL  0.45% ($48,027)
from George County, MS  0.20% ($53,706)
from Forrest County, MS  0.12% ($32,424)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.09% ($43,809)
from Lamar County, MS  0.08% ($38,350)
from Hinds County, MS  0.07% ($33,829)


7.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,052 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($370 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.06%
Mississippi average:

0.05%

3.19% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($18,056 average AGI)
3.76% relocated to other states ($25,625 average AGI)
Jackson County:

3.76%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harrison County, MS  2.14% ($34,322 average AGI)
to Mobile County, AL  0.51% ($43,043)
to George County, MS  0.24% ($74,807)
to Harris County, TX  0.12% ($39,695)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.09% ($76,791)
to Escambia County, FL  0.08% ($49,667)
to Forrest County, MS  0.07% ($28,611)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Jackson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jackson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,885 (15,409 aged, 4,476 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,036 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jackson County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,829)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,654)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,442)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,250)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (848)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (842)
  • Unspecified dementia (725)
  • Congestive heart failure (651)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (473)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (438)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.74
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,774
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 286
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,238

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,417
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 930
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 77.7
  • Other - 35.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 159.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 103.7
  • Suffocation - 33.5
  • Other - 22.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 143,617
  • Male householders: 27,175 (6,783 living alone), Female householders: 29,148 (8,694 living alone)
  • 25,486 spouses (25,073 opposite-sex spouses), 2,506 unmarried partners, (2,418 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 41,163 children (37,548 natural, 998 adopted, 2,617 stepchildren), 6,023 grandchildren, 2,258 brothers or sisters, 1,078 parents, 249 foster children, 3,429 other relatives, 3,770 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,332

Size of family households: 18,097 2-persons, 7,638 3-persons, 6,757 4-persons, 3,343 5-persons, 874 6-persons, 1,298 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,477 1-person, 2,212 2-persons, 211 3-persons, 233 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 57 6-persons.

16,141 married couples with children.
9,814 single-parent households (2,060 men, 7,754 women).

92.9% of residents of Jackson speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,621,092,000 ($11,969 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,068,543,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $365,816,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,038,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $543,000
Federal grants: $74,900,000
Federal procurement contracts: $900,758,000 ($886,788,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $145,038,000 ($119,161,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,309,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $105,014,000
Federal Government insurance: $793,495,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,756
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,171
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +779
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +306
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jackson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.85 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 1,7812014 or later
  • 1,2822010 to 2013
  • 15,7612000 to 2009
  • 7,5851990 to 1999
  • 7,6621980 to 1989
  • 14,0851970 to 1979
  • 8,1271960 to 1969
  • 3,8051950 to 1959
  • 1,1001940 to 1949
  • 1,5981939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 1371 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3623 rooms
  • 3,2794 rooms
  • 7,8285 rooms
  • 9,4236 rooms
  • 8,8787 rooms
  • 4,4028 rooms
  • 4,8519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 4731 room
  • 4892 rooms
  • 1,5203 rooms
  • 6,2134 rooms
  • 3,3925 rooms
  • 2,4886 rooms
  • 9247 rooms
  • 1,3668 rooms
  • 2989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 137no bedroom
  • 7651 bedroom
  • 3,8672 bedrooms
  • 24,0163 bedrooms
  • 9,2544 bedrooms
  • 1,1215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 473no bedroom
  • 1,6091 bedroom
  • 5,0872 bedrooms
  • 8,9243 bedrooms
  • 9524 bedrooms
  • 1185+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 623no vehicle
  • 9,1821 vehicle
  • 15,2892 vehicles
  • 8,6563 vehicles
  • 3,9694 vehicles
  • 1,4415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,960no vehicle
  • 9,0131 vehicle
  • 4,7262 vehicles
  • 1,2163 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 2485+ vehicles

87.5% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Mississippi.

Jackson County:

87.5%
State average:

86.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 86,264
  • Other state: 46,718
  • Northeast: 5,685
  • Midwest: 8,802
  • South: 27,804
  • West: 4,427
Year householders moved into unit in Jackson County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jackson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 80.5%Electricity
  • 14.5%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.5%Electricity
  • 8.5%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,620
Here:

9.5%
Mississippi:

11.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 251
Here:

3.5%
Mississippi:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,395
Here:

20.8%
Mississippi:

10.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jackson County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $352,943,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $13,327,000
    Other: $2,252,000
    Parks and Recreation: $576,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $9,867,000
    Regular Highways: $7,911,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,663,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,805,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $325,994,000
    Regular Highways: $23,006,000
    Police Protection: $15,164,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $11,546,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,751,000
    Financial Administration: $7,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,217,000
    General - Other: $6,445,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,773,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,277,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,317,000
    Health - Other: $2,571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,271,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $295,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,528,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,494,000
    Other - General - Other: $558,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,758,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,680,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,119,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $796,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,889,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,992,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Sale of Property: $672,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $8,114,000
    General - Other: $1,881,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,440,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $189,307,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $17,488,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,473,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,985,000
    Highways: $3,643,000
  • Tax - Property: $80,397,000
    Other License: $2,413,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,111,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $131,951,000

Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $352,943,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $13,327,000
    Other: $2,252,000
    Parks and Recreation: $576,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $9,867,000
    Regular Highways: $7,911,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,663,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,805,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $325,994,000
    Regular Highways: $23,006,000
    Police Protection: $15,164,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $11,546,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,751,000
    Financial Administration: $7,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,217,000
    General - Other: $6,445,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,773,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,277,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,317,000
    Health - Other: $2,571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,271,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $295,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,528,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,494,000
    Other - General - Other: $558,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,758,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,680,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,119,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $796,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,889,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,992,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Sale of Property: $672,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $8,114,000
    General - Other: $1,881,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,440,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $189,307,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $17,488,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,473,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,985,000
    Highways: $3,643,000
  • Tax - Property: $80,397,000
    Other License: $2,413,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,111,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $131,951,000

Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $352,943,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $13,327,000
    Other: $2,252,000
    Parks and Recreation: $576,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $9,867,000
    Regular Highways: $7,911,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,663,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,805,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $325,994,000
    Regular Highways: $23,006,000
    Police Protection: $15,164,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $11,546,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,751,000
    Financial Administration: $7,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,217,000
    General - Other: $6,445,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,773,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,277,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,317,000
    Health - Other: $2,571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,271,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $295,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,528,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,494,000
    Other - General - Other: $558,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,758,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,680,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,119,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $796,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,889,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,992,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Sale of Property: $672,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $8,114,000
    General - Other: $1,881,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,440,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $189,307,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $17,488,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,473,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,985,000
    Highways: $3,643,000
  • Tax - Property: $80,397,000
    Other License: $2,413,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,111,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $131,951,000

Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $352,943,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $13,327,000
    Other: $2,252,000
    Parks and Recreation: $576,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $9,867,000
    Regular Highways: $7,911,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,663,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,805,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $325,994,000
    Regular Highways: $23,006,000
    Police Protection: $15,164,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $11,546,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,751,000
    Financial Administration: $7,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,217,000
    General - Other: $6,445,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,773,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,277,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,317,000
    Health - Other: $2,571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,271,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $295,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,528,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,494,000
    Other - General - Other: $558,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,758,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,680,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,119,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $796,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,889,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,992,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Sale of Property: $672,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $8,114,000
    General - Other: $1,881,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,440,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $189,307,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $17,488,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,473,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,985,000
    Highways: $3,643,000
  • Tax - Property: $80,397,000
    Other License: $2,413,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,111,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $131,951,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,872
  • Number of aged recipients: 255
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,617
  • Number of recipients under 18: 586
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,794
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 492
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,048
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,209
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED408$142,752600$118,6502,102$138,550508$40,25617$966,765476$109,529119$42,555
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$130,00061$89,918207$142,46430$78,0000$036$89,38929$50,034
APPLICATIONS DENIED82$112,622270$92,311906$129,383289$38,1590$0122$96,443117$49,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN77$121,091131$149,267564$146,79360$63,1671$2,961,00065$106,49215$62,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$140,76242$136,119233$128,7608$100,2500$013$126,8463$65,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED46$150,78365$189,9232$150,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$170,24031$186,0975$164,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$142,87510$201,8003$134,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$146,6677$186,2861$153,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$131,0003$225,6672$131,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jackson, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jackson, MS - Value
Most common first names in Jackson County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James90169.8 years
John75570.8 years
William67771.9 years
Mary66176.0 years
Robert59168.6 years
Charles45068.7 years
George37172.7 years
Willie31172.3 years
Joseph30570.1 years
Thomas26970.5 years
Most common last names in Jackson County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith44572.9 years
Williams33871.3 years
Johnson29170.5 years
Jones26869.8 years
Davis23770.4 years
Brown19269.7 years
Miller18872.1 years
Taylor15572.2 years
Wilson14272.4 years
Parker13973.4 years
Businesses in Jackson County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La Quinta1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts5Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's2
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's8
Best Western2Nike5
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King4Payless2
CVS2Pizza Hut3
Chevrolet1Popeyes2
Church's Chicken2Quality2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack3
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid1
Curves3Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In5
Decora Cabinetry1Sears3
Dennys1Staples1
Domino's Pizza5Studio 62
FedEx10Suburban1
Ford1Subway10
GNC3Super 83
GameStop2T-Mobile6
Goodwill1Taco Bell2
H&R Block4The Room Place1
Hardee's2Tire Kingdom1
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul10
Howard Johnson1UPS10
Hyundai1Waffle House8
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart2
KFC4YMCA1

Jackson County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"