Harrison County, Mississippi Population 2020

Harrison County, Mississippi's estimated population is 204,933 with a growth rate of 1.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harrison County, Mississippi is the 2nd largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018206,6501,7170.84%
2017204,9332,4021.19%
2016202,5311,8600.93%
2015200,6712,3271.17%
2014198,3442,2131.13%
2013196,1312,6061.35%
2012193,5252,4761.30%
2011191,0493,2001.70%
2010187,84922,48413.60%
1990165,3657,7004.88%
1980157,66523,08317.15%
1970134,58215,09312.63%
1960119,48935,41642.13%
195084,07333,27465.50%
194050,7996,65615.08%
193044,14311,28834.36%
192032,855-1,803-5.20%
191034,65813,65665.02%
190021,0028,52168.27%
189012,4814,58658.09%
18807,8952,10036.24%
18705,79597620.25%
18604,819-56-1.15%
18504,8750.00%

How Many People Live in Harrison County, Mississippi?

204,933

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White138,08968.15%
Black or African American49,87924.62%
Asian5,7212.82%
Two or More Races5,6612.79%
Some Other Race2,0701.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1220.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander840.04%

Harrison County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Harrison County, Mississippi Median Age

36


Total

34.8


Male

37.2


Female

Harrison County, Mississippi Adults

There are 153,625 adults, (28,457 of whom are seniors) in Harrison County, Mississippi.

Harrison County, Mississippi Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrison County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

102,876

50.77%

Male

99,750

49.23%

Harrison County, Mississippi Households and Families

Harrison County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harrison County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All56%44%
Male49.4%50.6%
Non Family47.7%52.3%
Female38.9%61.1%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All78,8632.5156
Married33,3203.1570.9
Non Family27,5351.2247.7
Female13,8493.3438.9
Male4,1593.0649.4

3.1

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harrison County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,8864.41%
9th to 12th Grade11,3658.51%
High School Graduate39,25129.40%
Some College33,95925.44%
Associates Degree13,3369.99%
Bachelors Degree18,85614.12%
Graduate Degree10,8518.13%

Harrison County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White91,86681,87222,630
Black29,45024,8894,388
Hispanic5,9074,6171,045
Asian3,8682,879837
Multiple Races1,9701,752730
Other Race1,3631,005268
Native American811550154
Islander4747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 37.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,809$37,976$26,612
Less Than High School$19,818$22,372$15,906
High School Grad$26,473$31,934$21,328
Some College$31,912$39,632$26,170
Bachelors Degree$41,159$51,859$35,868
Graduate Degree$59,487$71,125$51,421

$31,809

Average Earnings

$37,976

Average Male

$26,612

Average Female

Harrison County, Mississippi Language

Harrison County, Mississippi Language by Age

Harrison County, Mississippi Language

92.88% of Harrison County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 7.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.78% of the population.

Harrison County, Mississippi Poverty

Harrison County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White126,69918,65914.73%
Black48,60517,05535.09%
Hispanic10,4712,22321.23%
Multiple5,4901,02018.58%
Asian5,54671312.86%
Other2,06341119.92%
Native1,107857.68%
Islander784557.69%

20.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.85%

Male Poverty Rate

22.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrison County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrison County, Mississippi is Islander, with 57.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrison County, Mississippi is Native, with 7.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.60%
High School18.98%
Some College13.64%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%

Harrison County, Mississippi Income

Harrison County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,566$60,470
Families$54,767$68,885
Married Families$70,753$85,225
Non Families$30,065$42,116

Harrison County, Mississippi Marital Status

Harrison County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrison County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Harrison County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harrison County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans

20,988

Number of Veterans

17,881

Male Veterans

3,107

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War7,036
Vietnam6,635
Second Gulf War6,468
Korea1,314
World War II374

Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White15,82515.19%
Black3,96811.65%
Hispanic86912.90%
2 or More59725.05%
Asian2676.24%
Indian17618.72%
Other1398.89%
Hawaiian1620.51%

Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

6.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrison County, Mississippi Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Harrison County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.89%

Born in Mississippi

95.17%

Native Born

4.83%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.17% of Harrison County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 54.89% having been born in Mississippi. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Harrison County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Gulfport677867207642906.33%
Biloxi442494597517263.90%
Long Beach14814156778635.83%
D'Iberville948611503201721.26%
Pass Christian46135701108823.59%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990