Jackson County, Mississippi Population 2020

Jackson County, Mississippi's estimated population is 142,369 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Mississippi is the 5th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018143,2779080.64%
2017142,3697660.54%
2016141,6032220.16%
2015141,381-58-0.04%
2014141,4391,1160.80%
2013140,3233810.27%
2012139,942-73-0.05%
2011140,0155480.39%
2010139,46724,22421.02%
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%
189011,2513,64447.90%
18807,6073,24574.39%
18704,3622405.82%
18604,12292628.97%
18503,1961,23162.65%
18401,9651739.65%
18301,7921106.54%
18201,6820.00%

How Many People Live in Jackson County, Mississippi?

142,369

Jackson County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White101,32571.35%
Black or African American30,69821.62%
Asian3,3592.37%
Two or More Races3,2052.26%
Some Other Race2,8472.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native5140.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander660.05%

Jackson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Jackson County, Mississippi Median Age

38.8


Total

37.9


Male

39.5


Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 108,191 adults, (21,359 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Mississippi.

Jackson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

71,949

50.66%

Male

70,065

49.34%

Jackson County, Mississippi Households and Families

Jackson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
All69.9%30.1%
Male61.5%38.5%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Female51.3%48.7%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,4292.7469.9
Married23,6243.3885.2
Non Family17,6781.2458.8
Female7,8623.8551.3
Male2,2653.961.5

3.44

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6973.84%
9th to 12th Grade7,0007.28%
High School Graduate30,31831.52%
Some College24,30025.26%
Associates Degree10,87311.30%
Bachelors Degree12,49612.99%
Graduate Degree7,5017.80%

Jackson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White68,78162,33215,734
Black19,43716,9652,971
Hispanic4,8733,632606
Asian2,1801,611408
Other Race1,429935163
Multiple Races1,2191,057370
Native American3082129
Islander3131

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 30.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,389$41,703$29,856
Less Than High School$25,994$31,058$15,809
High School Grad$26,473$32,490$21,351
Some College$36,984$45,407$27,351
Bachelors Degree$43,290$55,396$40,057
Graduate Degree$55,291$80,194$52,024

$36,389

Average Earnings

$41,703

Average Male

$29,856

Average Female

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

Jackson County, Mississippi Language by Age

Jackson County, Mississippi Language

93.83% of Jackson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 6.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.90% of the population.

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty

Jackson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White95,59710,82811.33%
Black30,3278,73228.79%
Hispanic8,8232,05023.23%
Multiple3,20588327.55%
Other2,84764922.80%
Asian3,2711996.08%
Native47816935.36%

16.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.37%

Male Poverty Rate

17.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is Native, with 35.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Mississippi is Asian, with 6.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.73%
High School16.18%
Some College12.26%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%

Jackson County, Mississippi Income

Jackson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,142$64,894
Families$63,001$75,939
Married Families$76,705$90,150
Non Families$31,700$41,579

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Jackson 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 55-64.

Jackson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans

12,777

Number of Veterans

11,113

Male Veterans

1,664

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,500
First Gulf War3,846
Second Gulf War2,795
Korea738
World War II287
Name Veterans % of Total
White10,61913.50%
Black1,8488.21%
Hispanic3856.68%
Asian1285.01%
2 or More875.87%
Other723.92%
Indian235.46%

$Jackson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

8.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Employment Status

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.61%

Born in Mississippi

96.52%

Native Born

3.48%

Foreign Born

1.82%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.52% of Jackson County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 59.61% having been born in Mississippi. 1.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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