Jackson County, Mississippi

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Jackson County, Mississippi, is located at the southeastern tip of the state adjacent to Alabama. As of 2000, the population was 131,420. Its county seat is Pascagoula[1]. Jackson County is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

Jackson County is included in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county was severely damaged from both Hurricane Camille in August 1969 and Hurricane Katrina on August 28-29, 2005, causing catastrophic effects.


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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 131,420 people, 47,676 households, and 35,709 families residing in the county. The population density was 181 people per square mile (70/km²). There were 51,678 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (27/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.35% White, 20.87% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 2.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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