Hinds County

Hinds County, Mississippi

316 S President St
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 968-6501
Fax: (601) 968-6794
www.co.hinds.ms.us

In west-central MS, east of Vicksburg; organized Feb 12, 1821 from Choctaw cession. Name Origin: For Gen. Thomas Hinds (1780-1840), officer during the War of 1812 and U.S. representative from MS (1828-31)

Area (sq mi):: 877.35 (land 869.18; water 8.16) Population per square mile: 286.90
Population 2005: 249,345 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 250,800 (White 37.00%; Black or African American 61.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.60%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 31.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,785; median household $33,991; Population below poverty level: 19.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,779-$27,468
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jackson County seat (179,298)
  • Clinton (24,392)

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    Whenever you have a mechanical piece of equipment such as a siren, that has stood the test of time like the Federal Signal Thunderbolt siren, it speaks for itself," states Supervisor Robert Graham of Hinds County.
    CSI), visionary pioneers in the field of preventive health screening technology, is part of a major initiative to manage the health burdens of residents afflicted with asthma, diabetes and hypertension in Hinds County, Mississippi.
    Once OnStar advisors verified with law enforcement that the Impala was stolen and the senator had requested assistance, they were able to quickly locate the Impala and alert the Hinds County Sheriff Department officers of its location.
    Merchants also operates two additional branch offices in Utica and Edwards in Hinds County and a loan production office in Jackson, Miss.
    The nonprofit outreach arm of the Jackson Revival Center Church, CGCD offers a variety of services, primarily to individuals and families living below the poverty level in Hinds County, Mississippi.
    A former GED teacher at the Hinds County Detention Center said the changes in the test have negatively impacted inmates at the downtown Jackson jail.
    1864) There was a skirmish between Union and Confederate forces at Utica in Hinds County.
    28 ( ANI ): 'Ghostbuster' actor Dan Aykroyd joined the ranks of the Hinds County Sheriff Department's reserve unit on Friday.
    To lower the mortality rate from cardiovascular disease in Mississippi, students will increase their community presence by partnering with local entities like the Mississippi Department of Health and Hinds County health care clinics.
    Autopsies were to be performed Friday, said Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart.
    Working together, our local legislative delegation is creating an environment that makes businesses want to expand and invest here in Mississippi, said Blake Wallace, executive director of the Hinds County Economic Development District.
    However, the earlier reported civil actions and counterclaims by Triumph and its subsidiaries against Eaton remain pending both in the Circuit Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi and the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.