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Jackson County, Mississippi

US county information
NameJackson County
Largest cityPascagoula
US Area
Total Area1043.30 sq mi (2702.1 km2)
Land Area726.90 sq mi (1882.7 km2)
Water Area316.40 sq mi (819.5 km2)
Population139668 (2010)
Density70/km2 (181.3/sq mi)

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Jackson County, Mississippi, is located at the southeastern tip of the state adjacent to Alabama. As of 2010, the population was 139,668. Its county seat is Pascagoula . Jackson County is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

Jackson County is included in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county was severely damaged from both Hurricane Camille in August 1969 and Hurricane Katrina on August 28 29, 2005, causing catastrophic effects.

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