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.