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Jackson County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 722.8 square miles
Population Density 193.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 140,450
Population change 0.6%
Under 5 years of age 6.2%
Under 18 24.5%
65 and over 13.8%
Females 50.7%
White 73.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.2
Asian 2.2%
Two or more races 1.8%
Black or African American 22%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 19.6%
Veterans 14,074
Households and Housing
Households 50,007
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.6%
Median household income $48,943
The per capita income $23,879
Live below the poverty line. 15.9%
housing units 60,678
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $123,300
Residents owning their homes. 70.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 9,245
Women-owned firms 30.6%
Asian-owned firms 3.8%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 12.5%
Native American-owned firms 0.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,305,043
Retail sales per capita $9,964
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0