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Hinds County
2013-2017 American Community Survey Hinds County Mississippi
Total population 243,249 2,986,220
Male population 113,633 1,448,717
Female population 129,616 1,537,503
Median age 34.2 36.9
Age dependency ratio  60.2 63.8
Citizen voting age population 182,606 2,259,919
Male voting age population 82,926 1,077,885
Female voting age population 99,680 1,182,034
Median household income  $41,011 $42,009
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  62.1% 57.7%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  13.1% 9.5%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $18,692 $20,921
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $23,988 $26,909
Some college or associate's degree $28,522 $30,804
Bachelor's degree $40,256 $41,660
Graduate or professional degree $50,881 $52,616
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  4.1% 5.6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  9.6% 11.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  25.1% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  24.0% 22.6%
Associate's degree  8.5% 9.1%
Bachelor's degree  16.7% 13.3%
Graduate or professional degree  11.9% 8.0%
High school graduate or higher  86.3% 83.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher  28.6% 21.3%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  23.9% 21.5%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  35.9% 39.8%
By age:
Under 18 34.9% 30.2%
18-64 21.6% 19.9%
65 and over 13.7% 13.1%
By sex:
Male 21.9% 19.2%
Female 25.7% 23.5%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 38.7% 33.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22.2% 19.6%
Some college or associate's degree 16.4% 14.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 7.1% 5.4%

Census Bureau Hinds County Mississippi
2017 Population Estimates  239,497 2,984,100
2010 Census
Population  245,285 2,967,297
Population per square mile  282.0 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2017 Hinds County Mississippi
Per capita income  $38,758 $36,636
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $9,282,401 $109,324,138
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $2,268,269 $28,631,946
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  24.4% 26.2%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 7.9% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  2.61% 9.46%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Hinds County Mississippi
Labor force 110,762 1,280,071
Employment 105,429 1,215,115
Unemployment 5,333 64,956
Unemployment rate 4.8% 5.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2017 Hinds County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 2,071 20,009
Percent of births to unwed mothers  66.2% 53.5%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Hinds County Mississippi
Physicians by county, 2016  1,893 6,219

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Hinds County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  239 1,385
By sex:
Male 165 1,021
Female 74 364

County Business Patterns, 2016 Hinds County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 5,257 58,850
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 98,678 939,322
Annual payroll ($1,000) $4,389,818 $34,356,961
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 2,665 29,356
5 to 9 employees 1,014 12,719
10 to 19 employees 738 8,188
20 to 49 employees 517 5,516
50 to 99 employees 191 1,787
100 to 249 employees 94 873
250 to 499 employees 23 265
500 to 999 employees 9 96
1000+ employees 6 50
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 12 680
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 25 328
Utilities (22) 44 608
Construction (23) 269 3,796
MFG (31-33) 120 2,141
Wholesale trade (42) 257 2,748
Retail trade (44-45) 803 11,608
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 109 2,054
Information (51) 118 970
Finance and insurance (52) 416 4,713
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 268 2,407
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 603 4,654
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 42 347
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 216 2,254
Educational services (61) 69 608
Health care and social assistance (62) 698 6,206
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 66 688
Accommodation and food services (72) 494 5,542
Other services (except public administration) (81) 619 6,386
Industries not classified (99) 9 112

University Research Center Hinds County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county, 2017  1.09 N/A

The University Research Center (URC) conducts applied unbiased research on a variety of state and local issues including revenue estimation, economic impact analysis, socio-economic policy analysis, tax analysis, and economic forecasting for the State of Mississippi. Clients include both public and private entities. URC routinely works closely with both the Legislative and Executive branches of state government. State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb is the current Director of the University Research Center. URC is a division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

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