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Hinds County, MS&

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0.52% decline
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3.88% growth
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0.07% growth
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0.19% growth


The economy of Hinds County, MS employs 105,578 people. The economy of Hinds County, MS is specialized in Public Admin.; Accommodation & Food Service; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.68; 1.27; and 1.25 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hinds County, MS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (18,287), Retail trade (11,829), and Educational Services (10,735), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($63,910), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,072), and Utilities ($40,045).

Median household income in Hinds County, MS is $38,773. Males in Hinds County, MS have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,845. The income inequality of Hinds County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hinds County, MS. In Hinds County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,548. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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Hinds County, MS is home to a population of 244,596 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hinds County, MS is composed of 173,790 Black residents (71.1%), 62,951 White residents (25.7%), 3,716 Hispanic residents (1.52%), 2,032 Asian residents (0.83%), and 1,479 Two+ residents (0.6%). The most common foreign languages in Hinds County, MS are Spanish (3,972 speakers), Other Indic (674 speakers), and French (468 speakers), but compared to other places, Hinds County, MS has a relative high number of Other Indic (674 speakers), French (468 speakers), and African Languages (286 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Hinds County, MS awarded 7,991 degrees. The student population of Hinds County, MS is skewed towards females, with 3,161 male students and 4,830 female students. Most students in Hinds County, MS are Black or African American (4,501 and 56.3%), followed by White (2,777 and 34.8%), Unknown (226 and 2.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (118 and 1.48%). The largest universities in Hinds County, MS by number of graduates are Hinds Community College (3,573 and 44.7%), Jackson State University (1,512 and 18.9%), and Mississippi College (1,331 and 16.7%). The most popular majors in Hinds County, MS are General Business Administration & Management (281 and 3.52%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (128 and 1.6%), and General Psychology (111 and 1.39%). The median tuition costs in Hinds County, MS are $22,726 for private four year colleges, and $7,141 and $7,141 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hinds County, MS is $107,300, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $107,100 to $107,300, a 0.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Hinds County, MS is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Hinds County, MS have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hinds County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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