According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 547 people died in Jones County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 9 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 150 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.5 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 10 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Jones County at the time of the 2000 census was 38.9, compared with 37.6 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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