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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Rankin County is located in Mississippi with a population of 149,645. Rankin County is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Rankin County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Rankin County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rankin County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Rankin County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,298
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Rankin County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,605
National
$55,322

Rankin County Reviews

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Brandon is convenient to all the amenities a person could ask for. With local shopping, outstanding restaurants, great outdoors areas of all our parks, fitness clubs and of course the reservoir, there is plenty of things to do all while living in a suburb which makes me feel safer than inner city areas. I'm just a few minutes from everything and that convenience is wonderful. Our school system is A+ rated so education in this area is also a big win!
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The overall experience of this area is great because of the people, the convenience, and the safety. People here are very friendly and are willing to help anyone out. Where I live, the elementary, middle, and high school are literally five minutes away. Everything is very close you do not have to go far to get to the mall, or the grocery store. The safety of the area I believe is extremely important to why it is so great. I do not live too far from the capital Jackson, where things are not quite as safe but the city of flowood stays on top of things and tries to make flowood as safe and as comfortable as possible. I believe that is why many more people are moving into the area.
The people I have met so far are amazing. Great attitudes and great personality. The police are very friendly and helpful. I do not have a bad thing to say about this community. It is also a great place for kids. They have an amazing school system.