Jackson County, Mississippi
Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 139,668 people lived there which makes it the fifth-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Pascagoula.
The Jackson County Courthouse in Pascagoula
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Andrew Jackson|
|• Total||1,043 sq mi (2,700 km2)|
|• Land||723 sq mi (1,870 km2)|
|• Water||321 sq mi (830 km2) 31%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||197/sq mi (76/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,043 square miles (2,700 km2), of which 723 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 321 square miles (830 km2) (31%) is water. It is the largest county in Mississippi by total area.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
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