Rankin County

Rankin County, Mississippi

PO Box 1599
Brandon, MS 39043
Phone: (601) 825-1466
Fax: (601) 825-1465

In central MS, east of Jackson; organized Feb 4, 1828 from Hinds County. Name Origin: For Christopher Rankin (1788-1826), MS legislator and U.S. representative (1819-26)

Area (sq mi):: 806.09 (land 774.52; water 31.57) Population per square mile: 170.20
Population 2005: 131,841 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 14.30%; 1990-2000 32.30% Population 2000: 115,327 (White 80.30%; Black or African American 17.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $20,412; median household $44,946; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,512-$27,729
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 25.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pearl (23,039)
  • Brandon County seat (18,631)

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    The Principal of Eastside Elementary will be Mandy Taylor, who previously worked as assistant principal at Eastside before going to the Rankin County School District in 2016.
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