Jackson County, Mississippi Population 2019

Jackson County, Mississippi's estimated population is 142,369 with a growth rate of 0.54% 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
2018143,2779080.64%
2017142,3697660.54%
2016141,6032220.16%
2015141,381-58-0.04%
2014141,4391,1160.80%
2013140,3233810.27%
2012139,942-73-0.05%
2011140,0155480.39%
2010139,46724,22421.02%
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%

How Many People Live in Jackson County, Mississippi?

142,369

Population by Race

Race Population
White101,379
Black or African American31,303
Asian3,127
Two or More Races2,750
Some Other Race2,155
American Indian and Alaska Native545
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander55

Jackson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Jackson County, Mississippi Median Age

38.3


Total

37.5


Male

39.1


Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 107,327 adults, (20,482 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Mississippi.

Jackson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

71,618

50.68%

Male

69,696

49.32%

Jackson County, Mississippi Households and Families

Jackson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All70.2%29.8%
Male59.8%40.2%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female50.7%49.3%

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All50,9942.7570.2
Married24,0853.3785.3
Non Family17,2411.2558.9
Female7,4553.9150.7
Male2,2133.7859.8

3.43

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1984.40%
9th to 12th Grade7,3907.75%
High School Graduate30,12731.59%
Some College23,40224.54%
Associates Degree10,50811.02%
Bachelors Degree12,24512.84%
Graduate Degree7,4917.86%

Jackson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White68,38961,19515,335
Black19,30916,6512,998
Hispanic4,5753,406595
Asian2,2511,700552
Other Race1,266694113
Multiple Races1,145984336
Native American34826712
Islander2525

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 29.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,118$41,568$30,177
Less Than High School$27,676$32,168$17,261
High School Grad$27,016$35,113$23,277
Some College$35,656$44,501$27,024
Bachelors Degree$42,260$53,333$40,264
Graduate Degree$55,049$82,569$50,475

$36,118

Average Earnings

$41,568

Average Male

$30,177

Average Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

Jackson County, Mississippi Language by Age

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

93.61% of Jackson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 6.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group 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
White95,71910,11210.56%
Black30,9258,57827.74%
Hispanic8,2442,07425.16%
Other2,15561628.58%
Multiple2,73754219.80%
Asian3,0502357.70%
Native51114227.79%

15.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.42%

Male Poverty Rate

17.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is Other, with 28.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is Asian, with 7.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.77%
High School14.58%
Some College13.12%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.99%
Male Unemployed26.93%
Female Employed9.36%
Male Employed5.36%

Jackson County, Mississippi Income

Jackson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,274$63,516
Families$61,230$74,824
Married Families$74,711$88,065
Non Families$30,759$39,197

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans

12,824

Number of Veterans

11,133

Male Veterans

1,691

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,451
First Gulf War3,778
Second Gulf War2,948
Korea876
World War II252

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,49513.37%
Black1,9978.90%
Hispanic3446.37%
Asian1526.21%
Other764.96%
2 or More694.98%
Indian357.64%

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

8.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment Status

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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