Flowood, Mississippi

Flowood is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 7,823 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Flowood, Mississippi
Location of Flowood, Mississippi
Location of Flowood, Mississippi
Flowood, Mississippi is located in the United States
Flowood, Mississippi
Flowood, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°19′0″N 90°6′53″W / 32.31667°N 90.11472°W / 32.31667; -90.11472Coordinates: 32°19′0″N 90°6′53″W / 32.31667°N 90.11472°W / 32.31667; -90.11472
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyRankin
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorGary Rhoads
 • Board of AldermenDeron Harmon
Kathy Smith
Kirk McDaniel
Dusty Rhoads
Donald Flynt
Area
 • Total29.19 sq mi (75.61 km2)
 • Land28.82 sq mi (74.64 km2)
 • Water0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)
Elevation
269 ft (82 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,823
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
9,219
 • Density314.41/sq mi (121.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39232
Area code(s)601
FIPS code28-25100
GNIS feature ID0670061
Websitewww.cityofflowood.com

HistoryEdit

In June 2009 Flowood voters approved (by a 75%-25% margin) being classified as a resort area which allows liquor by the glass in restaurants and hotels, coming out from under a dry county.[3]

Flowood is also the location of the National Weather Service office that serves the Jackson area.[4]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km2), of which 16.3 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.69%) is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1960486
1970352−27.6%
1980943167.9%
19902,860203.3%
20004,75066.1%
20107,82364.7%
Est. 20189,219[2]17.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,750 people, 2,130 households, and 1,145 families residing in the city. The population density was 291.7 people per square mile (112.7/km2). There were 2,371 housing units at an average density of 145.6 per square mile (56.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.92% White, 16.63% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 2,130 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together,1.7% of households consisted of unmarried partners,10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 16.1% from 18 to 24, 41.0% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,333, and the median income for a family was $49,767. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $29,773 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,875. About 10.3% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreationEdit

Flowood has an indoor track for remote control racing. Opened in 2010, it is the first "permanent city owned indoor off road remote control race track" in the United States.[7]

EducationEdit

The City of Flowood's public schools are served by the Rankin County School District.

Public schoolsEdit

  • Northwest Rankin High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Northwest Rankin Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Flowood Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Northshore Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Northwest Rankin Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Oakdale Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Highland Bluff Elementary School (Grades K-6)

Private schoolsEdit

Colleges and universitiesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Alcohol laws in Flowood, Mississippi". localalcohollaws.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  4. ^ Service, US Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather. "Jackson, Mississippi". Srh.noaa.gov. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "About Us". Flowood R/C Indoor Park. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Chris Epps, Cecil McCrory plead guilty to corruption" (Archive). The Clarion-Ledger. February 25, 2015. Retrieved on February 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "Josh Harkins". Mississippi State Senate. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Q and A with Director Chris Dowling". élite Magazine. July 24, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Jaguars Player Info for Gardner Minshew II"

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