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The 2000 Census showed that Jackson County had a population of 131,420 people. This represented 4.62% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jackson had a population of 132,922 people. This is an increase of 1.14% since the 2000 Census.

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
2010139,668+6.28%+5.08% since 2009
2009132,922+1.14%+0.69% since 2008
2008132,010+0.45%+0.79% since 2007
2007130,971-0.34%+2.17% since 2006
2006128,190-2.46%-4.67% since 2005
2005134,474+2.32%+0.21% since 2004
2004134,187+2.11%+1.02% since 2003
2003132,826+1.07%+0.27% since 2002
2001132,563+0.87%+0.87% since 2000
2000131,420The Last Census

Jackson County had 51,678 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jackson County has a total area<3> of 1,043 square miles [2,702 km²]. Of this total, 726 square miles [1,882 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (30.33%) being water (316.4 square miles [819 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jackson County had a population density of 180.8 people per square mile [69.8 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Jackson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jackson and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Jackson County QuickFact (QF-28059).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Jackson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Ocean SpringsQF-285352017,36317,2250.8%
Moss PointQF-284924013,95215,851-11.98%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Mobile (AL)QF-01097   NE411,721399,8432.97%
GeorgeQF-28039   N22,68119,14418.48%
HarrisonQF-28047   W181,191189,601-4.44%
StoneQF-28131   NW16,61913,62222%

The Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Jackson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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