Hinds County is located in west-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Jackson and the largest city is Jackson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.hinds.ms.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 243,729 and the 2010 census population was 245,365. The land area is 869.74 square miles and there are 282 persons per square mile.
27.8% of the population is White, 70.3% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 85.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $106,400, there are 87,844 households, an average of 2.71 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,448, the median household income is $37,626, and 25.3% of the persons in Hinds County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 21,768. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,992,625, and sales per capita were $12,021. The percentage of black-owned firms is 37.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33.5%.
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