Hurley, Patrick Jay, 1883-1963, U.S. cabinet officer, b. Choctaw Territory (now in Oklahoma). Hurley practiced law in Tulsa, Okla., was (1912-17) national attorney for the Choctaw Nation, and fought in France in World War I as a colonel in the U.S. army. He was Under Secretary of War (1929) and Secretary of War (1929-33), served on diplomatic missions, and participated in Republican party politics. After the outbreak of World War II he saw active fighting in East Asia as the personal representative of Gen. George C. Marshall. Hurley served (1942) as the first U.S. minister to New Zealand and afterward was (1942-43) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal representative in the Middle East. He was promoted (1944) to major general, and was envoy (1944-45) and ambassador to China. A champion of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Chinese government, he later charged that officials in the U.S. Department of State had subverted the U.S. policy of support to Chiang's government.

See study by R. D. Buhite (1973).

Hurley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 985 at the 2000 census.


Hurley is located at (30.663293, -88.499558).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.4 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.3 km²) of it is land and 0.19% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 985 people, 331 households, and 278 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 191.2 people per square mile (73.8/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 67.6/sq mi (26.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.36% White, 0.91% African American, 0.51% Asian, and 1.22% from two or more races.

There were 331 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,042, and the median income for a family was $50,909. Males had a median income of $51,136 versus $20,326 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,761. About 6.2% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.


Hurley is served by the Jackson County School District.


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