Hickory Hills is a former census-designated place (CDP) along the northern side of the city of Gautier in Jackson County, Mississippi. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,046 at the 2000 census. As of the 2010 census, it has been included in the census data for the city of Gautier.
Hickory Hills is located at 30°27′18″N 88°38′26″W (30.454907, -88.640579).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.7 square miles (15 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (6.28%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,046 people, 1,085 households, and 848 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 567.4 people per square mile (219.0/km²). There were 1,263 housing units at an average density of 235.3/sq mi (90.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.11% White, 14.31% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.82% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.
There were 1,085 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,479, and the median income for a family was $49,719. Males had a median income of $35,385 versus $25,733 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,714. About 12.9% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.
Hickory Hills is served by the Pascagoula School District. It includes one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Students in Hickory Hills attend schools in Gautier, Mississippi.Martin Bluff Elementary School
Gautier Middle School
Gautier High School