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Hancock County, MS&

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Population
46,028
0.88% growth
Median Age
41.8
Median Household Income
$46,542
7.35% growth
Poverty Rate
18.5%
Number of Employees
19,486
5.43% growth
Median Property Value
$129,900
2.33% decline

Economy

The economy of Hancock County, MS employs 19,486 people. The economy of Hancock County, MS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.39; 2.51; and 1.77 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hancock County, MS are Retail trade (2,517), Construction (2,159), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,034), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($50,250), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,210).

Median household income in Hancock County, MS is $46,542. Males in Hancock County, MS have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,828. The income inequality of Hancock County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hancock County, MS. In Hancock County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 35 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,205. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.

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Diversity

Hancock County, MS is home to a population of 46,028 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hancock County, MS is composed of 39,207 White residents (85.2%), 4,378 Black residents (9.5%), 1,694 Hispanic residents (3.68%), 620 Two+ residents (1.35%), and 101 Asian residents (0.22%). The most common foreign languages in Hancock County, MS are Spanish (1,199 speakers), French (338 speakers), and Tagalog (303 speakers), but compared to other places, Hancock County, MS has a relative high number of French (338 speakers), German (187 speakers), and Tagalog (303 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS awarded 4,482 degrees. The student population of Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS is skewed towards females, with 2,006 male students and 2,476 female students. Most students in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS are White (3,180 and 71%), followed by Black or African American (906 and 20.2%), Unknown (117 and 2.61%), and Hispanic or Latino (111 and 2.48%). The largest universities in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS by number of graduates are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (3,574 and 79.7%), Pearl River Community College (908 and 20.3%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS are General Studies (631 and 14.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (321 and 7.16%), and Registered Nursing (271 and 6.05%). The median tuition costs in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hancock County, MS is $129,900, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $133,000 to $129,900, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Hancock County, MS is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Hancock County, MS have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hancock County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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