Hinds County

Hinds County, Mississippi

316 S President St
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 968-6501
Fax: (601) 968-6794

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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    Attorney General Jim Hood is the favorite and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is the key challenger with seven other lesser knowns on the ballot.
    The complaint was filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp.
    He is a member of the Southern Group of State Foresters, National Association of State Foresters, Society of American Foresters, Mississippi Forestry Association, and Hinds County Forestry Association.
    Kingston was found dead inside his mother Ebony Archie's stolen Toyota Camry located in Madison County, about 15 miles away from the supermarket in Hinds County. Kingston was left alone in the car while his mother went inside the supermarket.
    Continental Tire the Americas, LLC has reached an agreement with the state of Mississippi to purchase a Hinds County site for the construction of a commercial vehicle tire plant.
    (AP) -- Officials of Hinds County Community College say they will dispose of a grenade launcher acquired under a Defense Department program to designed to disperse surplus military equipment.
    (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.
    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.