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Cities and Towns

State of Mississippi

Mississippi, abbreviated "MS", is in the East South Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Jackson. There were 2,984,345 people in Mississippi as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on December 10, 1817.

Please explore the cities and towns of Mississippi, below.

Top Mississippi College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS - 2015).

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Jackson 13 15,844
2 Hattiesburg 5 19,045
3 Gulfport 4 435
4 Laurel 2 103
5 Clinton 2 5,069
6 Tupelo 1 27
7 Ripley 1 34
8 Ocean Springs 1 35
9 Greenville 1 48
10 Flowood 1 49
11 Pearl 1 50
12 Grenada 1 55
13 Pontotoc 1 94
14 Carthage 1 111
15 Corinth 1 128
16 Madison 1 234
17 Biloxi 1 381
18 Ridgeland 1 422
19 Blue Mountain 1 544
20 Horn Lake 1 662

Largest Mississippi Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Abbeville 512
Aberdeen 5,492
Ackerman 1,816
Algoma 606
Alligator 382
Amory 7,197
Anguilla 566
Arcola 337
Artesia 398
Ashland 493
Baldwyn 3,198
Bassfield 232
Batesville 7,436
Bay St. Louis 10,313
Bay Springs 1,828
Beaumont 1,225
Belmont 2,247
Belzoni 2,471
Benoit 488
Bentonia 556

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People

Total Population 2,984,345
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,198,828
Age of the Population 36.3

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,412
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,435
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,722

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,125
% Above Poverty Level 77.4%
% Below Poverty Level 22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $714
Median House Value $100,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 8.4%

Notable Places

Brices Cross Roads (Battlefield)
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
662-680-4025

Natchez (Historic Site)
640 South Canal Street
Natchez, Mississippi 39120
601-442-7047

Natchez Trace (Parkway)
Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804-9715
1-800-305-7417

Natchez Trace (Trail)
Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
662-680-4027

Tupelo (Battlefield)
c/o Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
662-680-4025

Vicksburg (Battlefield)
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183
601-636-0583

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