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Hand, Learned, 1872-1961, American jurist, b. Albany, N.Y. He received his law degree from Harvard in 1896. He was a judge of the U.S. District Court for New York's Southern District (1909-24) and of the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1924-51). Often called the "tenth justice of the Supreme Court," and regarded as one of the finest jurists in American history, Hand delivered more than 2,000 opinions, and was noted especially as a defender of free speech. He is the author of The Spirit of Liberty, a collection of papers and addresses (1952), and of The Bill of Rights, a series of lectures (1958).

See J. T. Noonan, Jr., Learned Hand (1994).

Learned is a town in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 50 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Learned is located at (32.197843, -90.547259).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 50 people, 22 households, and 17 families residing in the town. The population density was 167.4 people per square mile (64.4/km²). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 80.3/sq mi (30.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.00% White and 18.00% African American.

There were 22 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,511. There were 27.8% of families and 23.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 52.9% of those over 64.


The Town of Learned is served by the Hinds County School District.Learned is also the home of REBUL academy. A small private school serving, Raymond, Edwards, Bolton, Utica and Learned, Mississippi.


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