Jackson County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 139,668 people lived there[2] which makes it the fifth-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Pascagoula.[3]

Jackson County
The Jackson County Courthouse in Pascagoula
The Jackson County Courthouse in Pascagoula
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jackson County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°28′N 88°37′W / 30.46°N 88.62°W / 30.46; -88.62
Country United States
Founded1812
Named forAndrew Jackson
SeatPascagoula
Largest cityPascagoula
Area
 • Total1,043 sq mi (2,700 km2)
 • Land723 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Water321 sq mi (830 km2)  31%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
142,152[1]
 • Density197/sq mi (76/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.co.jackson.ms.us

HistoryEdit

The county was founded in 1812 and named for Andrew Jackson, general in the United States Army and afterward President of the United States.[4]

GeographyEdit

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.[5] It is the largest county in Mississippi by total area.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/jacksoncountymississippi/PST045217
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.
  5. "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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