Jackson County, Mississippi Population 2024

146,049

Jackson County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 146,049 with a growth rate of 0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Mississippi is the 5th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 139,479 and has seen a growth of 4.71% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029148,7345370.36%
2028148,1975370.36%
2027147,6605370.37%
2026147,1235370.37%
2025146,5865370.37%
2024146,0495370.37%
2023145,5125370.37%
2022144,9755370.37%
2021144,4381,0610.74%
2020143,377-10-0.01%
2019143,3872500.17%
2018143,1377820.55%
2017142,3556750.48%
2016141,6802370.17%
2015141,443-68-0.05%
2014141,5111,1180.8%
2013140,3933930.28%
2012140,000-58-0.04%
2011140,0585790.42%
2010139,479
1990115,243-2,772-2.35%
1980118,01530,04034.15%
197087,97532,45358.45%
196055,52224,12176.82%
195031,40110,80052.42%
194020,6014,62828.97%
193015,973-3,235-16.84%
192019,2083,75724.32%
191015,451-1,062-6.43%
190016,5135,26246.77%
189011,2513,64447.9%
18807,6073,24574.39%
18704,3622405.82%
18604,12292628.97%
18503,1961,23162.65%
18401,9651739.65%
18301,7921106.54%
18201,682-147,052-98.87%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.37% (537)
County Website
Jackson County
County Seat
2010 Population
139,479
Area
723 mi²
Density
202 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.71% (6,570)
Founded
1812

Jackson County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White99,28369.08%
Black or African American29,36720.43%
Two or more races6,3234.4%
Other race4,9373.44%
Asian3,4152.38%
Native American3670.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander290.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jackson County, Mississippi Population by Race

Jackson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Jackson County, Mississippi Median Age

39.4

Total

38.8

Male

40.3

Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 110,655 adults, (23,696 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Mississippi.

Jackson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female72,64350.54%
Male71,07849.46%

Jackson County, Mississippi Population by Age

Jackson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All55,3732.5771.128.9
Married25,4893.2385.514.5
Non Family18,3151.1860.939.1
Female8,8823.3150.449.6
Male2,6873.4373.226.8
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jackson 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

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

Jackson 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

Jackson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,513

Average Earnings

$49,148

Average Male

$33,504

Average Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

93.1% of Jackson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 6.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White94,95410,68811.26%
Black28,8268,41729.2%
Hispanic10,2062,06220.2%
Multiple6,2271,28920.7%
Other4,9281,22224.8%
Asian3,396922.71%
Native3667319.95%
Islander2929100%
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15.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.17%

Male Poverty Rate

17.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is Asian, with 2.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.53%.

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.39%
High School17.16%
Some College12.83%
Bachelors or Greater6.41%
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Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.45%
Male Unemployed25.78%
Female Employed9.3%
Male Employed6.86%
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Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jackson County, Mississippi Marriage

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

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,014

Number of Veterans

9,515

Male Veterans

1,499

Female Veterans

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Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson 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

60.16%

Born in Jackson County, Mississippi

96.5%

Native Born

3.5%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.5% of Jackson County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 60.16% having been born in Mississippi. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jackson County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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