Rankin County, Mississippi

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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
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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
Largest cityPearl
 • Total806 sq mi (2,090 km2)
 • Land775 sq mi (2,010 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2)  3.8%
 • Total141,617
 • Estimate 
 • Density180/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd

Rankin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The western border of the county is formed by the Pearl River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 141,617,[1] making it the fourth-most populous county in Mississippi. The county seat is Brandon.[2] The county is named in honor of Christopher Rankin, a Mississippi Congressman who served from 1819 to 1826.

Rankin County is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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