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Hancock County, MS Public Records

Circuit Court
152 Main St, #B
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 www.hancockcounty.ms.gov/Pages/Ci...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 228-467-5265
F: 228-467-2779
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil (usually over $3,500)
Restricted Records: No sealed, adoptions, mental health, juvenile, sex, or expunged records released
Justice Court
8450 Hwy 90 W
Bay St Louis, MS 39520 www.hancockcounty.ms.gov/Pages/Ju...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 228-467-5573
F: 228-255-5851
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $3,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Chancery Court
152 Main St, Ste A
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 www.hancockcounty.ms.gov/Pages/Ch...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 228-467-5406
F: 228-467-3159
Jurisdiction: Probate, Civil Land, Divorce, Family
Online access is provided to subscribers at http://courts.ms.gov/mec/mec.html. This is an electronic case filing system, so not all historical cases are included. There is a $10.00 annual fee and a $.20 per page view. No identifiers are provided.

Hancock County, MS Vital Records

Contact the Hancock County Office of the Chancery Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Hancock County
Chancery Clerk
www.hancockcounty.ms.gov/Pages/Ch...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 228-467-5406
Fax: 228-466-6236

Hancock County Vital Certificates

Hancock County Vital Certificates

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Hancock County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 476.88 sq mi
Population (2009): 40,962
  • Females: 50.5%
  • White: 89.4%
  • Black/African American: 7.5%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): -2,007
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 77.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 17.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.52
Housing Units (2000): 21,072
Homeownership Rate (2000): 79.6%
Migration Flow to Hancock County, MS from (2007-2008):

Hancock County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $925,108
  • Construction: $54,916
  • Retail Trade: $51,869
  • Professional and Technical Services: $97,248
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $12,633
  • Retail Trade: $51,869
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $44,597
  • Manufacturing: $83,100
  • Farms: $-740
  • Government: $350,736
Employed (2000): 17,473
Unemployed (2000): 1,299
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $41,124
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,826
Local Government Revenue (2007): $122,682 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $83,800 (thou. dol.)

Hancock County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 494
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.4
Deaths (2007): 348
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.0

Hancock County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 21
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 3
  • Robbery: 6
  • Aggravated Assault: 12
Property Crimes (2008): 714
  • Burglary: 124
  • Larceny-Theft: 542
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 48

Hancock County Genealogy Records