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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
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Rankin
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Total 29.20 sq mi (75.62 km2)
 • Land 28.79 sq mi (74.57 km2)
 • Water 0.41 sq mi (1.05 km2)
269 ft (82 m)
 • Total 10,202
 • Density 354/sq mi (136.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-25100
GNIS feature ID 0670061

Flowood is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 10,202 at the 2020 U.S. Census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Flowood is located at 32°19′0″N 90°6′53″W / 32.31667°N 90.11472°W / 32.31667; -90.11472 (32.316673, -90.114858).

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. The city limits of Flowood include 10 miles of the Lakeland Dr (Hwy 25) corridor from the Pearl River at the Jackson city limits to Hwy 471 north of Brandon.


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.

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

Special Attractions

Flowood R/C Indoor Park

The Flowood R/C Park is the very first of its kind. It is the only city-owned indoor R/C park in the country. Please visit for more info.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 486
1970 352 −27.6%
1980 943 167.9%
1990 2,860 203.3%
2000 4,750 66.1%
2010 7,823 64.7%
2020 10,202 30.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Flowood racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 6,844 67.08%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,133 20.91%
Native American 17 0.17%
Asian 620 6.08%
Other/Mixed 284 2.78%
Hispanic or Latino 304 2.98%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,202 people, 3,626 households, and 2,338 families residing in the city.


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

Public schools

  • 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 schools

  • Jackson Preparatory School, also known as Jackson Prep
  • Hartfield Academy, previously known as University Christian School

Colleges and universities

  • The University of Phoenix's sole Mississippi campus is located in Flowood.

Notable people

  • Kyle Carpenter, a retired United States Marine who received in 2014 the United States' highest military honor, the Medal of Honor for his actions in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010. Carpenter is the youngest currently living Medal of Honor recipient.
  • Chris Epps, the former head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections
  • J.T. Ginn, minor league pitcher for the New York Mets.
  • Josh Harkins, Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate.
  • Chris Dowling, film director and screenwriter.
  • Gardner Minshew, Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.

See also

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