Mississippi Overview

Population Demographics

  • 49.8% of the state's population is married. The other 50.2% are single.
  • The top three races (in population) are: White [59.1%], Black or African American [37.0%] and Hispanic [2.7%].
  • 79.6% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 18.2% have college degrees.
  • 2.2% of the state's population was not born in the United States. The other 97.8% was born in the United States.
  • The population of Mississippi is 2,967,297, making it the 32nd most populated state.
  • Of the state's population 48.6% are males and 51.4% are females.

» More about the Mississippi Population including race, age and gender data.


  • Of workers, 63.3% commute under 25 mins, 24.0% travel 25-45 mins, and 12.7% have a commute time of over 45 mins.
  • The average worker works 40 hours a week in Mississippi.
  • In Mississippi, the median worker income is $24,372. This is lower than the national average of $29,701.
  • At the time of the last census, the Mississippi unemployment rate was 9.6%.
  • Mississippi has a poverty rate of 18.4%.

» More about the Mississippi economy including unemployment and income trends.


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Largest Cities in America

New York, NY

Population: 8,175,133

Avg. Income: $33,260

Los Angeles, CA

Population: 3,792,621

Avg. Income: $25,922

Chicago, IL

Population: 2,695,598

Avg. Income: $29,913

Houston, TX

Population: 2,099,451

Avg. Income: $25,358

Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,526,006

Avg. Income: $27,856