Hancock County, Mississippi's estimated population is 48,694 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hancock County, Mississippi is the 17th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 44,089 and has seen a growth of 10.44% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.40%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 35.55%.
96.87% of Hancock County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi is Black, with 38.04% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 5.16% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.73%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Hancock County, Mississippi
97.52% of Hancock County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 46.71% having been born in Mississippi. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.