Hinds County, MS

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2022 Population
226,541
1.83% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
1.4% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
0.576% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,596
5.23% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,600
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
99,007
2.19% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Hinds County, MS had a population of 227k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $48,596. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hinds County, MS declined from 230,772 to 226,541, a −1.83% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,179 to $48,596, a 5.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hinds County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (72.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.744%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.583%).

None of the households in Hinds County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Hinds County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hinds County, MS are Hinds Community College (4,168 degrees awarded in 2022), Jackson State University (1,760 degrees), and Belhaven University (1,654 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hinds County, MS was $141,600, and the homeownership rate was 57.8%.

Most people in Hinds County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hinds County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hinds County, MS is home to a population of 227k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.62% of Hinds County, MS residents were born outside of the country (3.67k people).

In 2022, there were 3.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (165k people) in Hinds County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Hinds County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hinds County, MS was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hinds County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    165k ± 608
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    53.6k ± 127
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.48k ± 550
1.58%
Hispanic Population
3.58k people

In 2022, there were 3.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (165k people) in Hinds County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.58% of the people in Hinds County, MS are hispanic (3.58k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hinds County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.67k people
1.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.77k people

As of 2022, 1.62% of Hinds County, MS residents (3.67k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hinds County, MS was 1.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,354 ± 377
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,840 ± 368
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,606 ± 311

Hinds County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hinds County, MS employs 99k people. The largest industries in Hinds County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,176 people), Retail Trade (11,492 people), and Educational Services (10,172 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,486), Utilities ($70,642), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,175).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

99k
2022 Value
± 2,804
−2.19%
1 Year decline
± 4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hinds County, MS declined at a rate of −2.19%, from 101k employees to 99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hinds County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,144 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,449 people), and Management Occupations (7,333 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hinds County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

99k
2022 Value
± 2,804
−2.19%
1 Year decline
± 4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hinds County, MS declined at a rate of −2.19%, from 101k employees to 99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hinds County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,176 people), Retail Trade (11,492 people), and Educational Services (10,172 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hinds County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Hinds County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,474
Median earning men ± $1,451
$31,212
Median earning women ± $1,028

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,243), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,959), and Public Administration ($52,098).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($47,574), Information ($44,006), and Public Administration ($43,646).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,391
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,644
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,085
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hinds County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 73.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (25.1%), followed by Other (0.908%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hinds County, MS awarded 9,392 degrees. The student population of Hinds County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,170 male students and 15,896 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hinds County, MS are Black or African American (5,137 and 55.4%), followed by White (3,084 and 33.2%), Unknown (564 and 6.08%), and Two or More Races (187 and 2.02%).

The largest universities in Hinds County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Hinds Community College (4,168 and 44.4%), Jackson State University (1,760 and 18.7%), and Belhaven University (1,654 and 17.6%).

The most popular majors in Hinds County, MS are General Studies (1,634 and 17.4%), General Business Administration & Management (932 and 9.92%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (536 and 5.71%).

The median tuition costs in Hinds County, MS are $27,980 for private four year colleges, and $8,270 and $8,270 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Hinds County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 25,066 (36.6% men and 63.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 25,066 students enrolled in Hinds County, MS, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 14,312 records, of which 67.7% were women and 32.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 147 degrees awarded
  2. 288 degrees awarded
  3. 194 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hinds County, MS was Registered Nursing with 147 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hinds County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,168 degrees awarded
  2. 1,760 degrees awarded
  3. 1,654 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hinds Community College with 4,168 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,449 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hinds County, MS, which is 0.58 times less than the 5,943 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 5,137 degrees mean that there were 1.67 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,084 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,980) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,442) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hinds County, MS was $141,600 in 2022, which is 0.502 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,300 to $141,600, a 9.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Hinds County, MS is 57.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hinds County, MS have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hinds County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hinds County, MS is $48,596. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hinds County, MS was Census Tract 14 with a value of $108,385, followed by Census Tract 108.06 and Census Tract 112.01, with respective values of $103,006 and $92,781.

In 2022, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hinds County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.71%.

Property

$141,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,055
$51,765
Median Property Taxes
±$1,900

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Rent vs Own

57.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.8% of the housing units in Hinds County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 14
  2. Census Tract 108.06
  3. Census Tract 112.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hinds County, MS was Census Tract 14 with a value of $108,385, followed by Census Tract 108.06 and Census Tract 112.01, with respective values of $103,006 and $92,781.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hinds County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$48,596
Median Household Income
± $2,731
89.6k
Number of Households
± 2,650

In 2022, the median household income of the 89.6k households in Hinds County, MS grew to $48,596 from the previous year's value of $46,179.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hinds County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.62%)

In 2022, 79.1% of workers in Hinds County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (6.62%).

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hinds County, MS have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Hinds County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hinds County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.71%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hinds County, MS (45.8k out of 218k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hinds County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 39.6% of the children was living in poverty in Hinds County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 755 in Hinds County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 39.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.5% of the population of Hinds County, MS has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hinds County, MS see 1201 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 995 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 285 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,201 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hinds County, MS

Primary care physicians in Hinds County, MS see an average of 1,201 patients per year. This represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
40.1%
Employer Coverage
23%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hinds County, MS declined by 4.46% from 13.1% to 12.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 89.3 in Hinds County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.4% in Hinds County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.2% in Hinds County, MS.

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