Rankin County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Rankin County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 141,617 people lived there[1] that makes it the fourth-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Brandon.[2]

Rankin County
Rankin County Courthouse in Brandon
Rankin County Courthouse in Brandon
Map of Mississippi highlighting Rankin County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°16′N 89°57′W / 32.26°N 89.95°W / 32.26; -89.95
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedFebruary 4, 1828
Named forChristopher Rankin
SeatBrandon
Largest cityPearl
Area
 • Total806 sq mi (2,090 km2)
 • Land775 sq mi (2,010 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2)  3.8%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total141,617
 • Estimate 
(2018)
153,902
 • Density180/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.rankincounty.org

Rankin County is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Rankin County was founded on February 4, 1828. It is named in honor of Christopher Rankin, a Mississippi Congressman from 1819 to 1826.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 806 square miles (2,090 km2). Of that 775 square miles (2,010 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (3.8%) is water.[3]

Bordering countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18302,083
18404,361109.4%
18507,22765.7%
186013,63588.7%
187012,977−4.8%
188016,75229.1%
189017,9227.0%
190020,95516.9%
191023,94414.3%
192020,272−15.3%
193020,3530.4%
194027,93437.2%
195028,8813.4%
196034,32218.8%
197043,93328.0%
198069,42758.0%
199087,16125.5%
2000115,32732.3%
2010141,61722.8%
Est. 2018153,902[4]8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2014[1] 2018[9]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 141, 617 people, 42,089 households, and 31,145 families living in the county.[10]

TransportationEdit

Major highwaysEdit

AirportEdit

Jackson Evers International Airport is located in unincorporated Rankin County.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownsEdit

VillageEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other unincorporated communitiesEdit

Former communitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  6. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  7. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  9. "QuickFacts. Rankin County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  10. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Other websitesEdit