Flowood, Mississippi

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Flowood is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 4,750 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Flowood is located at 32°19′0″N 90°6′53″W / 32.316667°N 90.11472°W / 32.316667; -90.11472 (32.316673, -90.114858)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (42.9 km²), of which, 16.3 square miles (42.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.69%) is water. The city limits of Flowood include 10 miles of the Lakeland Dr (Hwy 25) corridor from the Pearl River at the Jackson city limits to Hwy 471 north of Brandon.


In June 2009 Flowood voters approved (by a 75%-25% margin) being classified as a resort area which allows liquor by the glass in restaurants and hotels, coming out from under a dry county.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,750 people, 2,130 households, and 1,145 families residing in the city. The population density was 291.7 people per square mile (112.7/km²). There were 2,371 housing units at an average density of 145.6/sq mi (56.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.92% White, 16.63% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

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