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

The community of Brandon is the Seat for Rankin County.

Rankin County was founded in 1828 and was created by taking area from HindsCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rankin had a population of 143,124 people. This is an increase of 24.1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 115,327 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rankin represented 4.05% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 4th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010141,617+22.8%-1.05% since 2009
2009143,124+24.1%+1.52% since 2008
2008140,982+22.25%+1.98% since 2007
2007138,249+19.88% 
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2000115,327The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Pearl   24,84021,96113.11% increase  
Brandon   22,33516,43635.89% increase  
Richland   7,3806,02722.45% increase  
Flowood   7,0624,75048.67% increase  
Florence   3,7222,39655.3% increase  

Websites for Rankin County

Official Website:   www.rankincounty.org/

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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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