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Hinds County Statistics

Facts

Land area869.7 square miles
Population Density282 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)244,899
Population change-0.2%
Under 5 years of age7%
Under 1825.6%
65 and over11.7%
Females53.2%
White27.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race1.6
Asian0.8%
Two or more races0.9%
Black or African American70.3%
Native American0.2%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school85%
Had a bachelor degree or higher27.4%
Veterans14,001

Households and Housing

Households87,844
Persons per household2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more84.8%
Median household income$37,626
The Per capita income$20,448
Live below the poverty line25.3%
Housing units103,763
Multi-unit structures24%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$106,400
Residents owning their homes59.3%

Business Facts

Total number of firms21,768
Women-owned firms33.5%
Asian-owned firms1.8%
Hispanic-owned firms0.4%
Black-owned firms37.5%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$2,992,625
Retail sales per capita$12,021
Manufacturers shipments$1,406,186
Merchant wholesaler sales$2,118,836
Source US Census Data