Hancock County, Mississippi Population 2020

Hancock County, Mississippi's estimated population is 47,962 with a growth rate of 0.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hancock County, Mississippi is the 16th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202047,9623140.66%
201947,6483140.66%
201847,3343140.67%
201747,0203740.80%
201646,6463540.76%
201546,2923190.69%
201445,9734611.01%
201345,5122580.57%
201245,2545221.17%
201144,7326511.48%
201044,08112,32138.79%
199031,7607,22329.44%
198024,5377,15041.12%
197017,3873,34823.85%
196014,0392,14818.06%
195011,8915634.97%
194011,328-87-0.76%
193011,4151,0359.97%
192010,380-827-7.38%
191011,207-679-5.71%
190011,8863,56842.89%
18908,3181,87929.18%
18806,4392,20051.90%
18704,2391,10035.04%
18603,139-533-14.52%
18503,6723059.06%
18403,3671,40571.61%
18301,96236823.09%
18201,5940.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.66%
County Website
Founded
1812
County Seat

Hancock County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,70987.26%
Black or African American3,7768.09%
Two or More Races1,1792.53%
Some Other Race3850.83%
Asian3320.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native2720.58%

Hancock County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Hancock County, Mississippi Median Age

44


Total

42.7


Male

44.8


Female

Hancock County, Mississippi Adults

There are 36,714 adults, (8,941 of whom are seniors) in Hancock County, Mississippi.

Hancock County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hancock County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

23,874

51.17%

Male

22,779

48.83%

Hancock County, Mississippi Households and Families

Hancock County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hancock County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All74.6%25.4%
Non Family65.7%34.3%
Male63.5%36.5%
Female57.8%42.2%

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,5192.3774.6
Married8,9902.9687.7
Non Family6,4341.1865.7
Female2,7142.9957.8
Male1,3812.9463.5

2.86

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hancock County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1793.55%
9th to 12th Grade3,2599.83%
High School Graduate9,01227.17%
Some College9,00427.15%
Associates Degree3,0259.12%
Bachelors Degree4,90214.78%
Graduate Degree2,7888.41%

Hancock County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,72225,1386,889
Black2,2671,727219
Hispanic1,127941410
Multiple Races569510109
Asian33228091
Other Race324243107
Native American19217228

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 89.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 36.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,141$41,008$28,063
Less Than High School$17,902$31,090$15,319
High School Grad$29,252$35,801$21,250
Some College$31,899$40,169$26,319
Bachelors Degree$44,357$61,071$36,238
Graduate Degree$62,411$75,996$54,319

$33,141

Average Earnings

$41,008

Average Male

$28,063

Average Female

Hancock County, Mississippi Language

Hancock County, Mississippi Language by Age

Hancock County, Mississippi Language

96.25% of Hancock County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,3756,39216.23%
Black3,7321,39637.41%
Multiple1,17931126.38%
Hispanic1,75719411.04%
Native2724616.91%
Other375328.53%

17.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.35%

Male Poverty Rate

18.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi is Black, with 37.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi is Other, with 8.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.89%
High School19.09%
Some College13.58%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed55.15%
Female Unemployed46.49%
Male Employed8.38%
Female Employed7.33%

Hancock County, Mississippi Income

Hancock County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,543$62,769
Families$57,653$73,451
Married Families$76,195-
Non Families$30,181$38,294

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Hancock 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.

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans

4,065

Number of Veterans

3,669

Male Veterans

396

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,630
First Gulf War788
Second Gulf War775
Korea278
World War II121
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,249
35 to 54914
75+827
55 to 64689
18 to 34386
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,67511.38%
Hispanic17813.79%
Black1515.47%
Indian6734.90%
Other6519.46%
2 or More649.71%
Asian4312.95%

$Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

8.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Employment Status

55%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hancock 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

46.32%

Born in Mississippi

98.08%

Native Born

1.92%

Foreign Born

0.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.08% of Hancock County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 46.32% having been born in Mississippi. 0.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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