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Jones County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2017: 67,930 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 64,958 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,229
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,249
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,648
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,769 (it was 5,627 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 694 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 98 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jones County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (44.2%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Retail trade (11.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jones County, MS (2017)
    • 43,84367.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 20,03630.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,8684.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5840.9%Two or more races
    • 3640.6%Asian alone
    • 2220.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1100.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 33,544  (49.4%)
Females: 34,386  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Jones County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,310 ($28,786 in 1999)
This county:

$39,310
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $433, upper quartile is $630)
This county:

$525
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,800 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Jones:

$86,800
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,500 - $155,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,042
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $281

Institutionalized population: 616
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $58,200
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2007: 115 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2008: 76 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2010: 56 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2013: 111 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $154,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Jones, MS residents
Average permit cost in Jones, MS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,213 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $544 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Jones, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jones, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jones, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.9%
Jones County:

21.9%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.1% for Black residents, 36.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.7% for American Indian residents, 35.1% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.6 years old
(Males: 36.1 years old, Females: 39.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.3 years old, Black residents: 30.1 years old, American Indian residents: 38.0 years old, Asian residents: 48.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.2 years old, Other race residents: 35.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jones County is $357 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $599 a month.

Cities in this county include: Laurel, Ellisville, Sharon, Sandersville, Soso.

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

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Neighboring counties: Berrien County, Georgia , Madison Parish, Louisiana , Henry County, Alabama , Lamar County , Coryell County, Texas , Turner County, Georgia , San Saba County, Texas , Shelby County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Mississippi:

4.8%

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

Current college students: 3,040
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,942 (7.5% naturalized citizens)

Jones County:

2.9%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1402010 or later
  • 5832000 to 2009
  • 5281990 to 1999
  • 1241980 to 1989
  • 661970 to 1979
  • 157Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.9%

Jones County marital status for males Jones County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,763
  • One, attached: 348
  • Two: 386
  • 3 or 4: 678
  • 5 to 9: 1,226
  • 10 to 19: 404
  • 20 to 49: 83
  • 50 or more: 103
  • Mobile homes: 6,170
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Jones County with a mortgage: 6,147 (114 second mortgage, 608 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,099

Here:

35.3% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jones County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,353122
Mainline Protestant3,81126
Black Protestant2,72811
Catholic1,3501
Other4273
None24,092-
Jones 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: 16
Jones County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Jones County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jones County:

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

34.6%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Jones County:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $120,242
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $119.94
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $91,847
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,112
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.64
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.70%
Corn for grain: 290 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 280 harvested acres
Vegetables: 323 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 192 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jones County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 82% 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 118.1 miles away from Jones 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 165.0 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 271.7 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 100.2 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 404.1 miles away from Jones County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 162.7 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 03, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4175: April 30, 2014, FEMA Id: 4175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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 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 Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 28, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Emergency Declared EM-3132: September 28, 1998, FEMA Id: 3132, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1251: October 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jones County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jones

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26,363 (88.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,077 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 104 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 424 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 314 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 378 (1.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (62%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Belize (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jones County


  • American (13%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

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

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

  • 610 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 518 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 260 people in nursing homes
  • 147 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 133 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 33 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other group homes

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

  • 586 people in college/university student housing
  • 388 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 248 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 186 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 142 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 141 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 77 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,125.

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.69% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($25,324 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($9,795 average AGI)
Jones County:

1.38%
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 Jasper County, MS  0.74% ($28,280 average AGI)
from Forrest County, MS  0.67% ($36,428)
from Wayne County, MS  0.37% ($26,405)
from Lamar County, MS  0.29% ($49,462)
from Covington County, MS  0.22% ($32,673)
from Smith County, MS  0.21% ($29,660)
from Harrison County, MS  0.15% ($41,971)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.91% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($24,447 average AGI)
1.71% relocated to other states ($11,937 average AGI)
Jones County:

1.71%
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 Jasper County, MS  0.80% ($31,727 average AGI)
to Forrest County, MS  0.70% ($35,275)
to Wayne County, MS  0.39% ($31,711)
to Lamar County, MS  0.38% ($43,954)
to Harrison County, MS  0.21% ($33,612)
to Covington County, MS  0.19% ($37,744)
to Smith County, MS  0.17% ($19,103)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Jones County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Jones County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jones County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jones County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jones County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jones County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jones County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jones County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jones County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,244 (9,009 aged, 3,235 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,154 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jones County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (880)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (738)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (673)
  • Congestive heart failure (519)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (461)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (432)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (335)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (324)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (264)
  • Unspecified dementia (181)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,756
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 532
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 82,280

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,206
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 102.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 74.3
  • Other - 28.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.4
  • Other - 24.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,930
  • In family households: 56,631 (7,720 male householders, 8,888 female householders)
    10,930 spouses, 22,448 children (19,501 natural, 2,132 adopted, 815 stepchildren), 3,038 grandchildren, 482 brothers or sisters, 587 parents, 598 other relatives, 1,940 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,468 (2,952 male householders (2,019 living alone)), 4,390 female householders (4,030 living alone)), 2,126 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,831

Size of family households: 7,823 2-persons, 3,398 3-persons, 2,621 4-persons, 806 5-persons, 1,446 6-persons, 514 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,049 1-person, 967 2-persons, 326 3-persons.

10,331 married couples with children.
4,378 single-parent households (696 men, 3,682 women).

96.2% of residents of Jones speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $387,566,000 ($5,902 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,714,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $177,385,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $98,984,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,350,000
Federal grants: $78,960,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,225,000 ($740,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,662,000 ($6,886,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,081,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $39,022,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,660,000

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

Births: 5,310
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,753
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +810
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,078
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jones County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Jones County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Jones County, Mississippi
  • 3542014 or later
  • 9622010 to 2013
  • 3,4362000 to 2009
  • 4,9061990 to 1999
  • 6,7641980 to 1989
  • 4,4671970 to 1979
  • 3,4371960 to 1969
  • 1,7421950 to 1959
  • 1,2301940 to 1949
  • 1,7551939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jones County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jones County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jones County, Mississippi
  • 01 room
  • 652 rooms
  • 5693 rooms
  • 2,0114 rooms
  • 4,5825 rooms
  • 3,4866 rooms
  • 3,1717 rooms
  • 1,9918 rooms
  • 1,3719+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jones County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jones County, Mississippi
  • 2081 room
  • 3242 rooms
  • 6583 rooms
  • 1,6644 rooms
  • 1,6645 rooms
  • 1,2396 rooms
  • 1917 rooms
  • 2758 rooms
  • 4819+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jones County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jones County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jones County, Mississippi
  • 35no bedroom
  • 2761 bedroom
  • 3,3852 bedrooms
  • 10,3223 bedrooms
  • 3,0884 bedrooms
  • 1405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jones County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jones County, Mississippi
  • 208no bedroom
  • 8781 bedroom
  • 2,1242 bedrooms
  • 3,0133 bedrooms
  • 4814 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jones County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jones County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jones County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 290no vehicle
  • 5,1951 vehicle
  • 7,5072 vehicles
  • 2,9153 vehicles
  • 1,1154 vehicles
  • 2245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jones County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jones County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 778no vehicle
  • 3,7281 vehicle
  • 1,4542 vehicles
  • 5943 vehicles
  • 1504 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.6% of Jones County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Mississippi.

Jones County:

92.6%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 59,097
  • Other state: 6,335
  • Northeast: 266
  • Midwest: 727
  • South: 4,858
  • West: 484
Year householders moved into unit in Jones County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jones County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.0%Electricity
  • 26.8%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 24.3%Utility gas
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 707
Here:

8.7%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 491
Here:

15.2%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 422
Here:

20.2%
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

Jones County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $137,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,137,000
    Other: $952,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,712,000
    Hospitals: $706,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $87,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $141,151,000
    Regular Highways: $11,107,000
    Police Protection: $5,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,505,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,805,000
    Financial Administration: $2,318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,029,000
    Health - Other: $1,729,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,469,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $895,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $294,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General - Other: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,967,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,258,000
    Other - Libraries: $357,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $261,000
    Other - General - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $145,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,359,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,400,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,158,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,328,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,915,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,360,000
    Sale of Property: $747,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,653,000
    General - Other: $3,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,418,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,347,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,678,000
    Other: $3,596,000
    Highways: $2,176,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,657,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,102,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,823,000
    Other License: $511,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $213,470,000

Jones County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $137,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,137,000
    Other: $952,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,712,000
    Hospitals: $706,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $87,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $141,151,000
    Regular Highways: $11,107,000
    Police Protection: $5,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,505,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,805,000
    Financial Administration: $2,318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,029,000
    Health - Other: $1,729,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,469,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $895,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $294,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General - Other: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,967,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,258,000
    Other - Libraries: $357,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $261,000
    Other - General - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $145,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,359,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,400,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,158,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,328,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,915,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,360,000
    Sale of Property: $747,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,653,000
    General - Other: $3,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,418,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,347,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,678,000
    Other: $3,596,000
    Highways: $2,176,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,657,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,102,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,823,000
    Other License: $511,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $213,470,000

Jones County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $137,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,137,000
    Other: $952,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,712,000
    Hospitals: $706,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $87,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $141,151,000
    Regular Highways: $11,107,000
    Police Protection: $5,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,505,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,805,000
    Financial Administration: $2,318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,029,000
    Health - Other: $1,729,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,469,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $895,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $294,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General - Other: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,967,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,258,000
    Other - Libraries: $357,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $261,000
    Other - General - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $145,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,359,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,400,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,158,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,328,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,915,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,360,000
    Sale of Property: $747,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,653,000
    General - Other: $3,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,418,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,347,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,678,000
    Other: $3,596,000
    Highways: $2,176,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,657,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,102,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,823,000
    Other License: $511,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $213,470,000

Jones County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $137,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,137,000
    Other: $952,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,712,000
    Hospitals: $706,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $87,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $141,151,000
    Regular Highways: $11,107,000
    Police Protection: $5,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,505,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,805,000
    Financial Administration: $2,318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,029,000
    Health - Other: $1,729,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,469,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $895,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $294,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General - Other: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,967,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,258,000
    Other - Libraries: $357,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $261,000
    Other - General - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $145,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,359,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,400,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,158,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,328,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,915,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,360,000
    Sale of Property: $747,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,653,000
    General - Other: $3,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,418,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,347,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,678,000
    Other: $3,596,000
    Highways: $2,176,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,657,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,102,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,823,000
    Other License: $511,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $213,470,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,926
  • Number of aged recipients: 254
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,672
  • Number of recipients under 18: 652
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,705
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 569
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,127
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,119
Most common first names in Jones County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James59969.4 years
William50672.6 years
John49372.8 years
Mary46777.7 years
Robert29069.2 years
Willie26972.9 years
Charles24568.2 years
George21972.9 years
Annie19678.6 years
Thomas17671.3 years
Most common last names in Jones County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith34674.9 years
Jones31473.7 years
Walters27776.2 years
Johnson23474.6 years
Holifield19975.6 years
Williams19673.8 years
Davis17772.9 years
Parker14374.3 years
Hill13175.3 years
Knight12575.7 years
Businesses in Jones County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone2Nike2
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Best Western2Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Payless2
Burger King2Pizza Hut3
CVS1Popeyes2
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rodeway Inn1
Circle K1Rue211
Comfort Suites1Ryan's Grill1
Curves2SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza2Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway6
FedEx8Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hardee's3U-Haul4
Hilton1UPS9
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Waffle House1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC3Walmart1

Jones County on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"