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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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    Among these is the sketch on John Jones Thornton, a delegate from Rankin County, Mississippi, and a cooperationist who voted against secession and refused to sign the ordinance.
    A single white flowered specimen occurred in 2006 five miles Southwest of Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi. Numerous populations have been examined in Mississippi, Georgia, Oklahoma, and South Carolina with color variation including faint colors, but never pure white.
    The small private boarding school in Rankin County, Mississippi, provides poor African-American students with a "head, heart, and hands" education, Ward says.
    He has been engaged in the general practice of law since 1973 in Rankin County, Mississippi, where a substantial part of his practice has been devoted to criminal defense.