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The 2000 Census showed that Hinds County had a population of 250,800 people. This represented 8.82% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hinds had a population of 247,631 people. This is a decrease of 1.26% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010245,285-2.2%-0.95% since 2009
2008247,463-1.33%-0.6% since 2007
2007248,959-0.73%-0.77% since 2006
2005248,970-0.73%-0.2% since 2004
2004249,469-0.53%+0.41% since 2003
2002248,675-0.85%-0.31% since 2001
2001249,440-0.54%-0.54% since 2000
2000250,800The Last Census

Hinds County had 100,287 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hinds County has a total area<3> of 877 square miles [2,272 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (8.16 square miles [21.14 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hinds County had a population density of 288.5 people per square mile [111.4 people/km²], making it the state's 2nd most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Hinds County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hinds and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Hinds County QuickFact (QF-28049).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Hinds County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Hinds County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClaiborneQF-28021   SW10,75511,831-9.09%
CopiahQF-28029   S29,09428,7571.17%
MadisonQF-28089   NE93,09774,67424.67%
RankinQF-28121   E143,124115,32724.1%
SimpsonQF-28127   SE27,92027,6391.02%
WarrenQF-28149   W48,17549,644-2.96%
YazooQF-28163   N27,98128,149-0.6%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hinds. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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