Hinds County

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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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    americanum were collected by drag cloth from state-owned property in two parks, held in vials with moistened pieces of cloth, and released within 24 hours in the plots (also state-owned property--the former Lake Dockery area) near the author's home in Hinds County, MS.
    Gulf South proposes to construct and operate approximately 18 miles of 42-inch pipeline loop extending southeast from Hinds County, MS, to Simpson County, MS; increasing the compression of its recently approved Harrisville Compressor Station by 30,000 hp; and other appurtenant ancillary facilities including main line valves and pig launcher and receiver facilities.
    Connie Cochran, then chairman of the Hinds County, MS election board, the first jurisdiction in the country to use the WINvote system said, "It's been the best election day I've ever seen in Mississippi history.
    March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're stopped for a traffic violation in Elgin, IL, Jackson, MS, or neighboring Hinds County, MS, chances are you'll be setting a record in law enforcement technology.