Mississippi State

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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Mississippi Overview


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.

Mississippi People


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.

Family in Mississippi

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 PopulationMississippiUnited States
Population Density6387
Population Change3.21%9.00%
Median Age35.336.8
Household Size2.572.59
Male Population48.51%49.34%
Female Population51.49%50.66%
Married Population55.44%57.41%
Single Population44.56%42.59%

Mississippi Economy

Households by IncomeMississippiUnited States
Income Less than $15,00020.52%12.48%
Income Between $15,000 and $25,00013.79%10.46%
Income Between $25,000 and $35,00012.52%10.68%
Income Between $35,000 and $50,00016.30%15.26%
Income Between $50,000 and $75,0008.99%12.20%
Income Between $100,000 and $150,0007.03%11.83%
Income Between $150,000 and $250,0002.25%5.23%
Income Between $250,000 and $500,0000.81%1.54%
Income Greater than $500,0000.25%0.70%
Population by OccupationMississippiUnited States
Management, Business, and Financial Operations10.45%13.70%
Professional and Related Occupations17.32%20.28%
Sales and Office25.26%26.66%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry1.18%0.74%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance11.26%9.51%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving20.01%14.39%
Local EconomyMississippiUnited States
Unemployment Rate9.50%10.20%
Recent Job Growth-5.02%-4.06%
Future Job Growth20.46%21.68%
Sales Taxes7.00%6.80%
Income Taxes5.00%6.25%
Income per Capita$19,343$26,372
Household Income$37,817$51,660

Mississippi Housing


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 HousingMississippiUnited States
Median Home Cost$87,810$183,450
Median Home Age2933
Home Appreciation-0.22%-5.21%
Homes Owned64.57%60.14%
Housing Vacancy12.06%10.50%
Homes Rented23.37%29.36%
Property Tax Rate$5.95$11.20
Mississippi Homes by ValueMississippiUnited States
Less Than $20,0007.01%2.71%
$20,000 to $39,99910.62%3.86%
$40,000 to $59,99913.76%5.09%
$60,000 to $79,99913.49%6.10%
$80,000 to $99,99912.17%7.33%
$100,000 to $149,99920.64%18.53%
$150,000 to $199,9999.76%14.38%
$200,000 to $299,9997.68%17.52%
$300,000 to $399,9992.60%9.26%
$400,000 to $499,9990.91%5.11%
$500,000 to $749,9990.79%5.76%
$1,000,000 or more0.34%2.07%
Mississippi Homes by Year BuiltMississippiUnited States
1939 or Earlier5.35%12.87%
1940 to 19494.63%6.21%
1950 to 19598.38%10.80%
1960 to 196913.66%12.04%
1970 to 197920.05%16.14%
1980 to 198916.56%14.11%
1990 to 19947.66%6.29%
1995 to 19988.97%6.33%
1999 to October 200514.75%15.21%

Mississippi Religion


54.28% of the people in Mississippi declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.

Mississippi ReligionsMississippiUnited States
Declared Religious54.28%48.34%
Other Christian3.15%5.20%

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