Mississippi is a US state located in the Southern United States.
Jackson is the state capital and largest city with 175,437 people in 2012 up 1.1% from the 2010 US Census with 173,514.
The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi.
Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States.
The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, which was cleared for cotton cultivation in the 19th century.
Today, its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm …
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As of 2012, Mississippi has a total population of 2,935,295 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.21%.
The median home price Mississippi is $87,810 with the median age of the buyer being 29. Homes in Mississippi have appreciatied over the last by -0.22%.
Public schools in Mississippi spend approximately $4,337 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 16.2.
Mississippi has an unemployment rate of 9.50%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -5.02% with a projected future job growth of 20.46%.
Mississippi has an average commute time of 26.1 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Mississippi is a 4 in violent crime and a 5 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Mississippi, 43.000% of people are Democrats, 56.180% are Republicans and 0.822% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Mississippi was 2,935,295. Mississippi has a population density of 63 (how many people live in one square mile.
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The median age in Mississippi is 35.3, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 48.51% of the population of Mississippi, while females make up 51.49% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Mississippi is 2.57 people across 1,105,187. 55.44% of people are married in Mississippi while 44.56% are single.
|Local Population||Mississippi||United States|
|Households by Income||Mississippi||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||20.52%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||13.79%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||12.52%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||16.30%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||8.99%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||7.03%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||2.25%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||0.81%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.25%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Mississippi||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||10.45%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||17.32%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||25.26%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||1.18%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||11.26%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||20.01%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Mississippi||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-5.02%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||20.46%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$19,343||$26,372|
As of 2012, Mississippi consisted of 23.37% renters and 64.57% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -0.22% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Mississippi Housing||Mississippi||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$87,810||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||29||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$5.95||$11.20|
|Mississippi Homes by Value||Mississippi||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||7.01%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||10.62%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||13.76%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||13.49%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||12.17%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||20.64%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||9.76%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||7.68%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||2.60%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||0.91%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||0.79%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||0.34%||2.07%|
|Mississippi Homes by Year Built||Mississippi||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||5.35%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||4.63%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||8.38%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||13.66%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||20.05%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||16.56%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||7.66%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||8.97%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||14.75%||15.21%|
54.28% of the people in Mississippi declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Mississippi Religions||Mississippi||United States|