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Time Zone: Hinds County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Jackson is the Seat for Hinds County. Jackson is also the capital of Mississippi.

Hinds County was founded in 1821.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hinds had a population of 247,631 people. This is a decrease of 1.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 250,800 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hinds represented 8.82% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010245,285-2.2%-0.95% since 2009
2008247,463-1.33%-0.6% since 2007
2000250,800The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hinds County Census Page for Hinds County.


Below are some of the communities located in Hinds County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hinds County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Jackson   175,021184,2565.01% decrease  
Clinton   26,25823,34712.47% increase  
Raymond   1,6731,6640.54% increase  
Edwards   1,2941,3473.93% decrease  
Utica   9099665.9% decrease  

Websites for Hinds County

Official Website:   www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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