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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 2,986,220 people in Mississippi as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Jackson1215,223
2Hattiesburg619,706
3Gulfport3404
4Laurel286
5Clinton25,096
6Madison10
7Greenville114
8Grenada129
9Ripley142
10Pontotoc145
11Pearl152
12Corinth1120
13Biloxi1313
14Southaven1335
15Horn Lake1429
16Ridgeland1526
17Blue Mountain1601
18Tougaloo1809
19Holly Springs1860
20Clarksdale11,954

Largest Mississippi Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abbeville424
Aberdeen5,375
Ackerman1,535
Algoma815
Alligator100
Amory7,028
Anguilla622
Arcola429
Artesia355
Ashland572
Baldwyn3,089
Bassfield341
Batesville7,319
Bay St. Louis11,918
Bay Springs1,766
Beaumont1,034
Belmont1,956
Belzoni2,137
Benoit511
Bentonia367

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,986,220
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+1,208,408
Age of the Population36.9

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,734
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,921
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,909

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,689
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$740
Median House Value$109,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.9%
Irish7.6%
English7%
German5.1%
French Except Basque2.3%
Italian2%
Scottish1.5%
African0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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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