Rankin County, Mississippi Population 2024

160,571

Rankin County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 160,571 with a growth rate of 0.5% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rankin County, Mississippi is the 4th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 142,518 and has seen a growth of 12.67% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029164,5517960.49%
2028163,7557960.49%
2027162,9597960.49%
2026162,1637960.49%
2025161,3677960.5%
2024160,5717960.5%
2023159,7757960.5%
2022158,9797960.5%
2021158,1831,0340.66%
2020157,1491,8071.16%
2019155,3421,0650.69%
2018154,2771,3750.9%
2017152,9028090.53%
2016152,0932,5861.73%
2015149,5071,0430.7%
2014148,4641,1030.75%
2013147,3611,5281.05%
2012145,8331,6241.13%
2011144,2091,6911.19%
2010142,518
199087,16117,73425.54%
198069,42725,49458.03%
197043,9339,61128%
196034,3225,44118.84%
195028,8819473.39%
194027,9347,58137.25%
193020,353810.4%
192020,272-3,672-15.34%
191023,9442,98914.26%
190020,9553,03316.92%
189017,9221,1706.98%
188016,7523,77529.09%
187012,977-658-4.83%
186013,6356,40888.67%
18507,2272,59656.06%
18404,6312,548122.32%
18302,083-162,468-98.73%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.5% (796)
County Website
Rankin County
County Seat
2010 Population
142,518
Area
775 mi²
Density
207 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
12.67% (18,053)
Founded
February 4, 1828

Rankin County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White114,93373.12%
Black or African American33,92621.58%
Two or more races3,7382.38%
Other race2,2041.4%
Asian1,9401.23%
Native American4440.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rankin County, Mississippi Population by Race

Rankin County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Rankin County, Mississippi Median Age

38.9

Total

38

Male

39.5

Female

Rankin County, Mississippi Adults

There are 121,686 adults, (25,230 of whom are seniors) in Rankin County, Mississippi.

Rankin County, Mississippi Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rankin County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female81,03351.55%
Male76,15248.45%

Rankin County, Mississippi Population by Age

Rankin County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All58,9822.5776.923.1
Married31,6953.1888.811.2
Non Family17,8501.1864.935.1
Female7,1913.1656.843.2
Male2,2463.1470.229.8
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rankin 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

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

Rankin 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 white people with a rate of 92.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.2%.

Rankin County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,063

Average Earnings

$56,804

Average Male

$41,784

Average Female

Rankin County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rankin County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rankin County, Mississippi Language

95.37% of Rankin County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 4.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.7% of the population.

Rankin County, Mississippi Language

Rankin County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White111,7817,9757.13%
Black31,0545,05216.27%
Hispanic4,23571616.91%
Other2,19153124.24%
Multiple3,58850814.16%
Asian1,9401165.98%
Native385328.31%
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9.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.39%

Male Poverty Rate

10.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rankin County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rankin County, Mississippi is Other, with 24.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rankin County, Mississippi is Asian, with 5.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.67%.

Rankin County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.52%
High School11.45%
Some College6.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.52%
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Rankin County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.91%
Female Unemployed20.57%
Female Employed4.98%
Male Employed3.71%
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Rankin County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rankin County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rankin County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Rankin County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rankin 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 45-54.

Rankin County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rankin County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,777

Number of Veterans

7,927

Male Veterans

850

Female Veterans

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Rankin County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Rankin County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Rankin County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Rankin County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rankin County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rankin County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rankin County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rankin 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

73.94%

Born in Rankin County, Mississippi

97.42%

Native Born

2.58%

Foreign Born

1.32%

Non Citizen

1.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.42% of Rankin County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 73.94% having been born in Mississippi. 1.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rankin County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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