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

The community of Pascagoula is the Seat for Jackson County.

Jackson County was founded in 1812.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 132,922 people. This is an increase of 1.14% since the last Census (which gave a population of 131,420 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 4.62% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 3rd 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
2010139,668+6.28%+5.08% since 2009
2009132,922+1.14%+0.69% since 2008
2008132,010+0.45%+0.79% since 2007
2000131,420The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pascagoula   23,69226,2009.57% decrease  
Ocean Springs   17,36317,2250.8% increase  
Gautier   16,46011,68140.91% increase  
Moss Point   13,95215,85111.98% decrease  

Websites for Jackson County

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

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<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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