Rankin County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Brandon and the largest city is Pearl. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.rankincounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 148,070 and the 2010 census population was 142,061. The land area is 775.49 square miles and there are 182.6 persons per square mile.
77.6% of the population is White, 19.8% is Black or African American, 2.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 88.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $148,900, there are 53,223 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,897, the median household income is $57,380, and 11.5% of the persons in Rankin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 12,782. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,226,182, and sales per capita were $16,103. The percentage of black-owned firms is 7.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.7%.
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