Jackson County, Mississippi Population 2018

Jackson County, Mississippi's estimated population is 142,152 with a growth rate of 0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Mississippi is the 5th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017142,1521,3020.92%
2016140,850-700-0.49%
2016141,5503140.22%
2015141,236-138-0.10%
2014141,3741,1140.79%
2013140,2603700.26%
2012139,890-46-0.03%
2011139,9364820.35%
2010139,45424,21121.01%
1990115,243-2,772-2.35%
1980118,01530,04034.15%
197087,97532,45358.45%
196055,52224,12176.82%
195031,40110,80052.42%
194020,6014,62828.97%
193015,973-3,235-16.84%
192019,2083,75724.32%
191015,451-1,062-6.43%
190016,5135,26246.77%
189011,2513,64447.90%
18807,6073,24574.39%
18704,3622405.82%
18604,12292628.97%
18503,1961,23162.65%
18401,9651739.65%
18301,7921106.54%
18201,6820.00%

Jackson County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White101,277
Black or African American30,621
Two or More Races3,153
Asian3,084
Some Other Race2,217
American Indian and Alaska Native498

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Jackson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Jackson County, Mississippi Median Age

38


Total

37


Male

38.7


Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 106,623 adults, (19,860 of which are seniors) in Jackson County, Mississippi.

Jackson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

71,641

50.86%

Male

69,209

49.14%

Jackson County, Mississippi Households and Families

Jackson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All70.2%29.8%
Male60%40%
Non Family58%42%
Female51.3%48.7%

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All50,3652.7770.2
Married23,8173.3885.7
Non Family16,6011.2458
Female7,4973.8951.3
Male2,4503.8660

3.45

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, Mississippi Households

Jackson County, Mississippi Education

Jackson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0574.30%
9th to 12th Grade7,5588.01%
High School Graduate29,50831.27%
Some College23,57424.98%
Associates Degree10,36710.98%
Bachelors Degree11,70712.40%
Graduate Degree7,6078.06%

Jackson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White68,22660,91915,482
Black18,93216,3722,640
Hispanic4,1983,201584
Asian2,1251,526436
Other Race1,36183591
Multiple Races1,053836202
Native American3122458

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.69%.

Jackson County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,167$41,107$28,763
Less Than High School$21,838$26,796$14,043
High School Grad$26,689$33,131$22,873
Some College$34,507$42,574$26,361
Bachelors Degree$44,624$62,158$40,764
Graduate Degree$55,703$83,511$48,893

$35,167

Average Earnings

$41,107

Average Male

$28,763

Average Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

Jackson County, Mississippi Language by Age

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

93.58% of Jackson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 6.42% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.85% of the population.

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White95,92910,34510.78%
Black30,3138,44827.87%
Hispanic7,6552,25029.39%
Other2,21767430.40%
Multiple3,12761319.60%
Asian3,03336512.03%
Native46510923.44%

15.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.78%

Male Poverty Rate

17.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is Other, with 30.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is White, with 10.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.49%.

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.00%
High School15.69%
Some College13.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.91%
Male Unemployed28.93%
Female Employed10.33%
Male Employed6.44%

Jackson County, Mississippi Income

Jackson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,158$63,741
Families$60,228$75,739
Married Families$71,891$88,805
Non Families$29,242$36,792

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Jackson County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by War

12,996

Number of Veterans

11,507

Male Veterans

1,489

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,508
First Gulf War3,930
Second Gulf War2,569
Korea1,087
World War II315

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,629
55 to 642,948
65 to 742,728
75+2,333
18 to 341,358

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,75213.75%
Black1,9488.78%
Hispanic2895.83%
Asian1476.02%
Other603.70%
2 or More493.75%
Indian409.32%

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

8.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment Status

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment by Age

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Jackson County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Pascagoula2239221981-411-1.84%
Gautier1857218471-101-0.54%
Ocean Springs17442176522101.20%
Moss Point1370413570-134-0.98%
Data Sources
  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