Hancock County, Mississippi Population 2024

46,190

Hancock County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 46,190 with a growth rate of 0.1% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hancock County, Mississippi is the 16th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 44,102 and has seen a growth of 4.73% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,430480.1%
202846,382480.1%
202746,334480.1%
202646,286480.1%
202546,238480.1%
202446,190480.1%
202346,142480.1%
202246,094480.1%
202146,046-71-0.15%
202046,117-1,556-3.26%
201947,6733780.8%
201847,2952750.58%
201747,0203120.67%
201646,7083480.75%
201546,3603310.72%
201446,0294681.03%
201345,5612650.59%
201245,2965291.18%
201144,7676651.51%
201044,102
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%
18806,4392,20051.9%
18704,2391,10035.04%
18603,139-533-14.52%
18503,6723059.06%
18403,3671,40571.61%
18301,96236823.09%
18201,594-44,836-96.57%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.1% (48)
County Website
Hancock County
County Seat
2010 Population
44,102
Area
474 mi²
Density
97 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.73% (2,088)
Founded
1812

Hancock County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White39,25385.31%
Black or African American3,1826.92%
Two or more races2,5245.49%
Other race4400.96%
Native American3870.84%
Asian2240.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hancock County, Mississippi Population by Race

Hancock County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Hancock County, Mississippi Median Age

45.4

Total

44.5

Male

46.1

Female

Hancock County, Mississippi Adults

There are 37,058 adults, (9,866 of whom are seniors) in Hancock County, Mississippi.

Hancock County, Mississippi Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hancock County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female23,63151.36%
Male22,37948.64%

Hancock County, Mississippi Population by Age

Hancock County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,3862.3680.719.3
Married9,8172.8188.711.3
Non Family6,1891.1575.424.6
Female2,6243.4661.238.8
Male7562.6588.111.9
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hancock County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Hancock County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.48%.

Hancock County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,247

Average Earnings

$56,717

Average Male

$33,605

Average Female

Hancock County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hancock County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hancock County, Mississippi Language

96.57% of Hancock County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.57% of the population.

Hancock County, Mississippi Language

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White38,5644,47211.6%
Black3,0421,17738.69%
Hispanic1,76848327.32%
Multiple2,51446018.3%
Other4149823.67%
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13.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.54%

Male Poverty Rate

15.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi is Black, with 38.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Mississippi is White, with 11.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.42%.

Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.44%
Some College11.58%
High School9.94%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
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Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.8%
Male Unemployed17.15%
Female Employed7.57%
Male Employed4.51%
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Hancock County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hancock County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hancock County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hancock County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,679

Number of Veterans

3,295

Male Veterans

384

Female Veterans

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Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hancock County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hancock County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hancock County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.08%

Born in Hancock County, Mississippi

97.85%

Native Born

2.15%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

1.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.85% of Hancock County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 47.08% having been born in Mississippi. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Hancock County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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