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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 2,988,081 people in Mississippi as per 2016 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) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Jackson 12 16,321
2 Hattiesburg 5 19,070
3 Gulfport 4 466
4 Laurel 2 93
5 Clinton 2 5,124
6 Tupelo 1 0
7 Grenada 1 21
8 Ocean Springs 1 21
9 Flowood 1 34
10 Greenville 1 35
11 Ripley 1 41
12 Pearl 1 49
13 Pontotoc 1 60
14 Carthage 1 108
15 Corinth 1 139
16 Madison 1 169
17 Horn Lake 1 178
18 Southaven 1 274
19 Biloxi 1 313
20 Ridgeland 1 326

Largest Mississippi Cities and Towns

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A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-U    V-Z   

CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Abbeville 447
Aberdeen 5,466
Ackerman 1,861
Algoma 677
Alligator 328
Amory 7,151
Anguilla 542
Arcola 274
Artesia 380
Ashland 524
Baldwyn 3,139
Bassfield 272
Batesville 7,413
Bay St. Louis 10,861
Bay Springs 1,738
Beaumont 1,110
Belmont 2,119
Belzoni 2,325
Benoit 462
Bentonia 521

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 2,988,081
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,189,806
Age of the Population 36.5

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,616
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,488
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,954

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,274
% Above Poverty Level 77.5%
% Below Poverty Level 22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $717
Median House Value $103,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 8.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, 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

Mississippi flag
Mississippi State Flag

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Mississippi State Seal

Mississippi quarter
Mississippi State Quarter

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