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Jackson County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2017: 142,152 (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: 196 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jackson County: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.6%), Educational, health and social services (14.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jackson County, MS (2017)
    • 95,48472.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30,36323.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,6965.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,0092.3%Two or more races
    • 2,9772.3%Asian alone
    • 5160.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 880.07%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 70,166  (49.4%)
Females: 71,986  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,284 ($39,118 in 1999)
This county:

$48,284
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $660 (lower quartile is $520, upper quartile is $805)
This county:

$660
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $148,500 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Jackson:

$148,500
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,400 - $215,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,186
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $376

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
Number of permits per 10,000 Jackson, MS residents
Average permit cost in Jackson, MS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,304 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,061 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Jackson, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jackson, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jackson, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.8%
Jackson County:

13.8%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for American Indian residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.6 years old
(Males: 37.4 years old, Females: 39.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.3 years old, Black residents: 34.1 years old, American Indian residents: 34.9 years old, Asian residents: 46.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.5 years old, Other race residents: 17.9 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Mississippi:

4.8%

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: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,613 (53.6% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

3.2%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9622010 or later
  • 8132000 to 2009
  • 1,0281990 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: 45,486
  • One, attached: 1,189
  • Two: 994
  • 3 or 4: 955
  • 5 to 9: 4,844
  • 10 to 19: 2,807
  • 20 to 49: 869
  • 50 or more: 1,092
  • Mobile homes: 4,102

Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 21,147 (1,333 second mortgage, 1,184 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,814

Here:

58.3% 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 below Mississippi state average. It is 93% 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, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.2 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 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.2 miles away from Jackson County center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.9 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 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
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1550: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isidore, Incident Period: September 23, 2002 to October 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1436: October 01, 2002, FEMA Id: 1436, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jackson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47,219 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 6,352 (11.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 82 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 603 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 528 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,182 (2.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Vietnam (22%)
  • Mexico (21%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jackson County


  • American (16%)
  • African (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • 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 2014: 12.4

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 2014: 8.8

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 2013: 20.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
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 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,401)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,220)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,140)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (897)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (624)
  • Unspecified dementia (573)
  • Congestive heart failure (545)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (540)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (386)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (382)

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: 142,152
  • In family households: 117,183 (17,217 male householders, 16,712 female householders)
    24,707 spouses, 43,274 children (39,661 natural, 1,025 adopted, 2,588 stepchildren), 5,988 grandchildren, 1,793 brothers or sisters, 1,562 parents, 3,540 other relatives, 2,390 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 23,813 (8,213 male householders (6,911 living alone)), 10,176 female householders (8,666 living alone)), 5,424 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,156

Size of family households: 15,792 2-persons, 8,355 3-persons, 5,801 4-persons, 2,576 5-persons, 1,106 6-persons, 299 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,577 1-person, 2,517 2-persons, 112 3-persons, 183 4-persons.

19,283 married couples with children.
9,033 single-parent households (2,034 men, 6,999 women).

93.8% of residents of Jackson speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% 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:

4.6
State:

4.7

Year house built in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 1,1062014 or later
  • 2,8302010 to 2013
  • 11,9282000 to 2009
  • 9,3301990 to 1999
  • 6,1351980 to 1989
  • 15,0611970 to 1979
  • 9,5211960 to 1969
  • 3,9101950 to 1959
  • 1,2661940 to 1949
  • 1,2511939 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
  • 01 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 3583 rooms
  • 1,8954 rooms
  • 8,1905 rooms
  • 10,5056 rooms
  • 6,8597 rooms
  • 4,8188 rooms
  • 4,2699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 1331 room
  • 5842 rooms
  • 2,7493 rooms
  • 3,7674 rooms
  • 4,6685 rooms
  • 1,5856 rooms
  • 1,3767 rooms
  • 2328 rooms
  • 2639+ 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
  • 223no bedroom
  • 3011 bedroom
  • 3,1012 bedrooms
  • 24,5073 bedrooms
  • 7,6614 bedrooms
  • 1,1685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi
  • 188no bedroom
  • 2,7571 bedroom
  • 5,8682 bedrooms
  • 5,8453 bedrooms
  • 6124 bedrooms
  • 875+ 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
  • 568no vehicle
  • 9,9081 vehicle
  • 14,6952 vehicles
  • 8,3053 vehicles
  • 2,7074 vehicles
  • 7785+ 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
  • 814no vehicle
  • 8,8771 vehicle
  • 4,5112 vehicles
  • 1,0193 vehicles
  • 1364 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.9% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Mississippi.

Jackson County:

87.9%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 83,841
  • Other state: 51,781
  • Northeast: 4,950
  • Midwest: 8,497
  • South: 33,769
  • West: 4,565
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
  • 15.9%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 88.3%Electricity
  • 8.5%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,338
Here:

8.8%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 306
Here:

3.4%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 343
Here:

7.5%
Mississippi:

12.5%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,791,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $349,013,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,702,000
    Other: $892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $685,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $17,892,000
    General - Other: $9,846,000
    Hospitals: $7,131,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,557,000
    Regular Highways: $4,608,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,782,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $297,114,000
    Regular Highways: $21,944,000
    General - Other: $20,555,000
    Police Protection: $13,995,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,766,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,158,000
    Financial Administration: $6,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,083,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,811,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,949,000
    Health - Other: $3,411,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,061,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,254,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $774,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $317,000
    Corrections - Other: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $577,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,780,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,092,000
    Other - General - Other: $653,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $368,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $480,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,944,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,719,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,680,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,866,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,459,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,498,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $920,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,990,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,522,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $25,929,000
    Highways: $5,364,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,604,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,135,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,226,000
    Other License: $2,328,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,249,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $424,810,000

Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,791,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $349,013,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,702,000
    Other: $892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $685,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $17,892,000
    General - Other: $9,846,000
    Hospitals: $7,131,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,557,000
    Regular Highways: $4,608,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,782,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $297,114,000
    Regular Highways: $21,944,000
    General - Other: $20,555,000
    Police Protection: $13,995,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,766,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,158,000
    Financial Administration: $6,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,083,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,811,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,949,000
    Health - Other: $3,411,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,061,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,254,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $774,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $317,000
    Corrections - Other: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $577,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,780,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,092,000
    Other - General - Other: $653,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $368,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $480,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,944,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,719,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,680,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,866,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,459,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,498,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $920,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,990,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,522,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $25,929,000
    Highways: $5,364,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,604,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,135,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,226,000
    Other License: $2,328,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,249,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $424,810,000

Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,791,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $349,013,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,702,000
    Other: $892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $685,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $17,892,000
    General - Other: $9,846,000
    Hospitals: $7,131,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,557,000
    Regular Highways: $4,608,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,782,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $297,114,000
    Regular Highways: $21,944,000
    General - Other: $20,555,000
    Police Protection: $13,995,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,766,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,158,000
    Financial Administration: $6,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,083,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,811,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,949,000
    Health - Other: $3,411,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,061,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,254,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $774,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $317,000
    Corrections - Other: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $577,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,780,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,092,000
    Other - General - Other: $653,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $368,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $480,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,944,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,719,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,680,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,866,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,459,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,498,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $920,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,990,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,522,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $25,929,000
    Highways: $5,364,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,604,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,135,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,226,000
    Other License: $2,328,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,249,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $424,810,000

Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,791,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $349,013,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,702,000
    Other: $892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $685,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $17,892,000
    General - Other: $9,846,000
    Hospitals: $7,131,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,557,000
    Regular Highways: $4,608,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,782,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $297,114,000
    Regular Highways: $21,944,000
    General - Other: $20,555,000
    Police Protection: $13,995,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,766,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,158,000
    Financial Administration: $6,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,083,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,811,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,949,000
    Health - Other: $3,411,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,061,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,254,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $774,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $317,000
    Corrections - Other: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $577,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,780,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $8,092,000
    Other - General - Other: $653,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $368,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $480,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,944,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,719,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,680,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $73,320,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,226,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,866,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,459,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Sale of Property: $129,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,498,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $920,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,990,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,522,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $25,929,000
    Highways: $5,364,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,604,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,135,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,226,000
    Other License: $2,328,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,249,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $424,810,000

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+)"