Jackson County is located in southeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Pascagoula and the largest city is Pascagoula. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jackson.ms.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 141,137 and the 2010 census population was 139,668. The land area is 722.75 square miles and there are 193.2 persons per square mile.
73.4% of the population is White, 22% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 86.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,300, there are 50,007 households, an average of 2.77 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,879, the median household income is $48,943, and 15.9% of the persons in Jackson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,245. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,305,043, and sales per capita were $9,964. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.6%.
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