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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 2,989,192 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/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Jackson1216,654
2Hattiesburg519,460
3Gulfport4446
4Laurel2113
5Clinton25,125
6Flowood10
7Madison10
8Ocean Springs10
9Grenada123
10Greenville129
11Pontotoc142
12Pearl144
13Ripley149
14Carthage160
15Corinth1155
16Biloxi1274
17Southaven1320
18Ridgeland1410
19Horn Lake1464
20Blue Mountain1573

Largest Mississippi Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abbeville442
Aberdeen5,427
Ackerman1,731
Algoma780
Alligator154
Amory7,110
Anguilla517
Arcola357
Artesia367
Ashland546
Baldwyn3,073
Bassfield316
Batesville7,402
Bay St. Louis11,448
Bay Springs1,613
Beaumont964
Belmont2,059
Belzoni2,194
Benoit460
Bentonia454

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

Demographics

People

Total Population2,989,192
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+1,198,881
Age of the Population36.7

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$30,992
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,240

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,592
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$723
Median House Value$105,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.9%
Irish7.9%
English7.3%
German5.3%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.6%
African0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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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

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