Hancock County, Mississippi Population 2022

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.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18201,5940.00%
18301,96236823.09%
18403,3671,40571.61%
18503,6723059.06%
18603,139-533-14.52%
18704,2391,10035.04%
18806,4392,20051.90%
18908,3181,87929.18%
190011,8863,56842.89%
191011,207-679-5.71%
192010,380-827-7.38%
193011,4151,0359.97%
194011,328-87-0.76%
195011,8915634.97%
196014,0392,14818.06%
197017,3873,34823.85%
198024,5377,15041.12%
199031,7607,22329.44%
201044,08912,32938.82%
201144,7446551.49%
201245,2635191.16%
201345,5222590.57%
201445,9804581.01%
201546,3053250.71%
201646,6433380.73%
201746,9493060.66%
201847,2783290.70%
201947,6323540.75%
202047,9863540.74%
202148,3403540.74%
202248,6943540.73%
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Hancock County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,27187.18%
Black or African American3,7027.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native3010.64%
Asian4680.99%
Some Other Race2020.43%
Two or More Races1,3952.95%
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Hancock County, Mississippi Population by Race

Hancock County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Hancock County, Mississippi Median Age

44.7


Total

42.5


Male

45.5


Female

Hancock County, Mississippi Adults

There are 37,735 adults, (9,602 of whom are seniors) in Hancock County, Mississippi.

Hancock County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hancock County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

24,420

51.59%

Male

22,919

48.41%

Hancock County, Mississippi Population by Age

Hancock County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hancock County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.1%9.9%
All79.8%20.2%
Male77.6%22.4%
Non Family71.1%28.9%
Female63.5%36.5%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hancock County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,4942.1979.8
Married10,5182.6790.1
Male1,5712.3577.6
Female2,8762.7463.5
Non Family6,5291.1471.1

2.57

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Hancock County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8992.61%
9th to 12th Grade2,4036.98%
High School Graduate9,70228.16%
Some College9,18126.65%
Associates Degree3,3109.61%
Bachelors Degree5,41315.71%
Graduate Degree3,54010.28%
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Hancock County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hancock County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,066924379
White29,64427,0438,287
2+ Races694669184
Other Race1484532
Asian46832648
Native American28627129
Black2,5582,157148

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%.

Hancock County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,844$49,845$30,530
Less Than 9th Grade$24,632$38,209$15,333
High School Graduate$32,382$49,648$25,143
Some College$34,724$48,238$25,124
Bachelors Degree$53,889$60,445$48,852
Graduate Degree$63,190$71,491$60,345

$39,844

Average Earnings

$49,845

Average Male

$30,530

Average Female

Hancock County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hancock County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Hancock County, Mississippi Language

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.

Hancock County, Mississippi Language

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6621,39338.04%
Native3019732.23%
Hispanic1,76222812.94%
White39,9384,59811.51%
Other130NaN%
Multiple1,395725.16%

13.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.99%

Male Poverty Rate

15.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi

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%.

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.09%
High School13.80%
Some College9.05%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.68%
Male Unemployed28.46%
Female Employed7.74%
Female Unemployed44.87%

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hancock County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,860$76,302
Families$67,247$83,081
Married Families$88,951-
Non Families$31,411$57,938
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Income by Household Type

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status

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3,795

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,002
First Gulf War970
Vietnam1,695
Korea341
World War II47

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34213
35 to 54763
55 to 64688
65 to 741,264
75+867

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,41710.40%
Black1826.50%
Native American6723.43%
Asian204.27%
Other Race64.05%
2+ Races10313.92%
Hispanic1269.65%

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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7.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Hancock County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Hancock County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.71%

Born in Hancock County, Mississippi

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

1.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Hancock County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  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

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