University Research Center
Hinds County
2011-2015 American Community Survey Hinds County Mississippi
Total population 245,874 2,988,081
Male population 115,233 1,451,723
Female population 130,641 1,536,358
Median age 33.6 36.5
Dependent population (percent under 18 and over 65)  37.1% 38.5%
Citizen voting age population 180,864 2,210,424
Male voting age population 82,132 1,051,255
Female voting age population 98,732 1,159,169
Median household income  $37,324 $39,665
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older) 61.8% 58.0%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  13.4% 10.0%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $16,624 $19,488
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $22,473 $25,954
Some college or associate's degree $27,004 $29,669
Bachelor's degree $37,683 $40,952
Graduate or professional degree $49,669 $51,465
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  4.0% 6.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  10.1% 11.5%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  24.9% 30.3%
Some college, no degree  25.3% 22.8%
Associate's degree  8.0% 8.6%
Bachelor's degree  16.1% 12.9%
Graduate or professional degree  11.5% 7.7%
High school graduate or higher  85.8% 82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher  27.7% 20.7%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  25.9% 22.5%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  38.3% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 36.9% 31.8%
18-64 23.5% 20.7%
65 and over 14.0% 13.7%
By sex:
Male 23.8% 20.2%
Female 27.7% 24.7%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 40.2% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 25.5% 19.7%
Some college or associate's degree 17.0% 14.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 7.3% 5.3%

Census Bureau Hinds County Mississippi
2016 Population Estimates  241,229 2,988,726
2010 Census
Population  245,285 2,967,297
Population per square mile  282.0 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016 Hinds County Mississippi
Per capita income  $38,801 $35,484
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $9,360,037 $106,052,785
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $2,246,034 $28,348,327
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  24.0% 26.7%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 7.9% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  2.38% 9.38%

Bureau of Labor Statistics Hinds County Mississippi
Labor force, 2016 (annual) 111,304 1,280,432
Employment, 2016 (annual) 105,290 1,205,779
Unemployment, 2016 (annual) 6,014 74,653
Unemployment rate, 2016 (annual) 5.4% 5.8%

Mississippi Department of Health Hinds County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers, 2015 2,223 20,551
Percent of births to unwed mothers, 2015  66.5% 53.5%
Number of hospitals, 2015  7 114
Licensed hospital beds, 2015  2,390 14,408

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, 2015 Hinds County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 5,336 58,662
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 98,259 926,391
Annual payroll ($1,000) $4,355,373 $33,948,151
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 2,739 29,572
5 to 9 employees 1,009 12,522
10 to 19 employees 741 8,091
20 to 49 employees 521 5,497
50 to 99 employees 191 1,721
100 to 249 employees 101 860
250 to 499 employees 19 257
500 to 999 employees 9 87
1000+ employees 6 55
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 16 694
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 33 373
Utilities (22) 36 590
Construction (23) 286 3,802
MFG (31-33) 120 2,117
Wholesale trade (42) 243 2,756
Retail trade (44-45) 834 11,587
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 110 2,065
Information (51) 113 921
Finance and insurance (52) 410 4,627
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 272 2,409
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 614 4,741
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 42 342
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 230 2,223
Educational services (61) 67 625
Health care and social assistance (62) 711 6,200
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 64 655
Accommodation and food services (72) 499 5,450
Other services (except public administration) (81) 629 6,354
Industries not classified (99) 7 131

University Research Center Hinds County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county  1.44 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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