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Rankin County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 775.5 square miles
Population Density 182.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 146,767
Population change 3.6%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 24.7%
65 and over 12.8%
Females 51.7%
White 77.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.6
Asian 1.2%
Two or more races 1%
Black or African American 19.8%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 28.5%
Veterans 9,765
Households and Housing
Households 53,223
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 84.1%
Median household income $57,380
The per capita income $26,897
Live below the poverty line. 11.5%
housing units 57,435
Multi-unit structures 13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $148,900
Residents owning their homes. 75.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 12,782
Women-owned firms 23.7%
Asian-owned firms 2.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 7.6%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,226,182
Retail sales per capita $16,103
Manufacturers shipments $1,865,834
Merchant wholesaler sales $2,629,579