Mississippi Hancock County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Hancock County, Mississippi. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Mississippi Hancock County.

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Street Address: 312 Hwy 90, Bay ST. Louis, MS 39520
Phone Number: (228) 467-5282 Hancock N/A N/A

Street Address: 312 HWY. 90, Bay ST. Louis, MS 39520
Phone Number: (228) 467-5282 Hancock 255,747 103,179

Street Address: 17065 Hwy 603, Kiln, MS 39556
Phone Number: (228) 255-1724 Hancock N/A N/A

Street Address: 6096 First Avenue, Pearlington, MS 39572
Phone Number: (228) 533-0755 Hancock N/A N/A

5. Branch Library WAVELAND LIBRARY
Street Address: 333 Coleman Avenue, Waveland, MS 39576
Phone Number: (228) 467-9240 Hancock N/A N/A

Overview of Hancock County, Mississippi

Hancock County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 42,967. Its county seat is Bay St. Louis. The area is also home to the John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,431 km² (553 mi²). 1,235 km² (477 mi²) of it is land and 196 km² (76 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.69% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 42,967 people, 16,897 households, and 11,827 families residing in the county. The population density is 35/km² (90/mi²). There are 21,072 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (44/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.19% White, 6.83% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,897 households out of which 31.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% are married couples living together, 11.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,202, and the median income for a family is $40,307. Males have a median income of $32,229 versus $22,066 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,748. 14.40% of the population and 11.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.90% of those under the age of 18 and 10.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Hancock County, Mississippi has the following cities and towns:

  • Bay St. Louis
  • Diamondhead
  • Kiln
  • Pearlington
  • Shoreline Park
  • Waveland

Map of Hancock County Mississippi