Harrison County, Mississippi Population 2024

213,848

Harrison County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 213,848 with a growth rate of 0.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harrison County, Mississippi is the largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 187,868 and has seen a growth of 13.83% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029220,8581,4020.64%
2028219,4561,4020.64%
2027218,0541,4020.65%
2026216,6521,4020.65%
2025215,2501,4020.66%
2024213,8481,4020.66%
2023212,4461,4020.66%
2022211,0441,4020.67%
2021209,6428310.4%
2020208,8119520.46%
2019207,8591,5080.73%
2018206,3511,2550.61%
2017205,0962,3561.16%
2016202,7401,8600.93%
2015200,8802,3781.2%
2014198,5022,2471.14%
2013196,2552,6221.35%
2012193,6332,5031.31%
2011191,1303,2621.74%
2010187,868
1990165,3657,7004.88%
1980157,66523,08317.15%
1970134,58215,09312.63%
1960119,48935,41642.13%
195084,07333,27465.5%
194050,7996,65615.08%
193044,14311,28834.36%
192032,855-1,803-5.2%
191034,65813,65665.02%
190021,0028,52168.27%
189012,4814,58658.09%
18807,8952,10036.24%
18705,79597620.25%
18604,819-56-1.15%
18504,875-215,983-97.79%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.66% (1,402)
County Website
Harrison County
2010 Population
187,868
Area
574 mi²
Density
373 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
13.83% (25,980)
Founded
1841

Harrison County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White135,14764.74%
Black or African American51,80224.82%
Two or more races13,1536.3%
Asian4,8902.34%
Other race3,0621.47%
Native American5320.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1620.08%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harrison County, Mississippi Population by Race

Harrison County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Harrison County, Mississippi Median Age

37.6

Total

36.4

Male

38.8

Female

Harrison County, Mississippi Adults

There are 159,278 adults, (33,056 of whom are seniors) in Harrison County, Mississippi.

Harrison County, Mississippi Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrison County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female106,40750.97%
Male102,34149.03%

Harrison County, Mississippi Population by Age

Harrison County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All80,1912.5559.640.4
Married35,1113.276.523.5
Non Family27,5151.2349.850.2
Female13,8033.3437.162.9
Male3,7623.2856.843.2
showing: 5 rows

3.13

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harrison 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

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

Harrison 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.15%.

Harrison County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,911

Average Earnings

$46,013

Average Male

$33,111

Average Female

Harrison County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harrison County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harrison County, Mississippi Language

93.78% of Harrison County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 6.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.18% of the population.

Harrison County, Mississippi Language

Harrison County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black50,60816,73633.07%
White127,59414,74711.56%
Hispanic11,1112,94026.46%
Multiple12,6002,88922.93%
Other2,98998933.09%
Asian4,74683917.68%
Native51217133.4%
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18.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.24%

Male Poverty Rate

20.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrison County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrison County, Mississippi is Native, with 33.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrison County, Mississippi is White, with 11.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.46%.

Harrison County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.96%
High School19.76%
Some College12.37%
Bachelors or Greater5.09%
showing: 4 rows

Harrison County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.47%
Male Unemployed27.24%
Female Employed12.47%
Male Employed6.79%
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Harrison County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harrison County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harrison County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrison County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harrison 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.

Harrison County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harrison County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21,329

Number of Veterans

18,564

Male Veterans

2,765

Female Veterans

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Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrison County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Harrison County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harrison County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harrison 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

54.91%

Born in Harrison County, Mississippi

96%

Native Born

4%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

2.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96% of Harrison County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 54.91% having been born in Mississippi. 1.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harrison County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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