Best Places to Live in Mississippi

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What you need to know about Mississippi

Living in Mississippi puts residents at a confluence of Southern charm, innovation and cutting edge culture. Mississippi’s temperate climate and abundance of waterways make it a popular location for outdoor lovers. It includes large forested areas, swamps and beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Oxford, Tupelo and Meridian are among the best places to live in Mississippi. Casinos, colleges and hospitals make up the top employers in Mississippi.

 

Best BBQ in Mississippi
Mississippi barbecue roasts the competition

Population

2,984,345
Up by 2%
Merit Health in  Natchez, MS
Natchez-Adams County, MS Health & Wellness
Two hospitals consolidate into Merit Health Natchez
Smoots Grocery in Natchez, MS with Bill Abel and his Band
Tourism Grows from Natchez' Deep Music Roots
Natchez celebrates deep roots in American music
Great Mississippi Balloon Race in Natchez
Natchez, MS Celebrates 300 Years of Progress
The city of Natchez turned 300 in 2016, and the celebration is still going strong
Fans tailgate at The Grove at Ole Miss
America's Top 10 College Tailgate Cities
Big parties bring excitement to autumn football weekends
The windows of the North Mississippi Medical Center reflects the colors of the sky at dusk in Tupelo, MIssissippi.
Tupelo-Lee County, MS Health Overview
NMHS serves residents in 24 counties

Housing

Homes Owned 69%
69% Complete
Homes Rented 31%
31% Complete

Median Home Price

$100,800
Higher than the national average
Clay McNutt teaches a robotics programmable logic control class at the Belden Workforce Training Center at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo, MS Community College Gets to Work
ICC implements many workforce training programs

George Booth II and George Booth III with a guitar at Tupelo Hardware.
Tupelo Hardware Co.: Important History, Bright Future
Fourth generation carries on tradition at Tupelo Hardware Company

Median Household Income

$39,464
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 20%
20% Complete
Graduated High School 82%
82% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Mississippi Top 100 City Rankings

More About Mississippi Cities

Natchez-Adams County, MS Health & Wellness
Two hospitals consolidate into Merit Health Natchez

Tourism Grows from Natchez' Deep Music Roots
Natchez celebrates deep roots in American music

Natchez, MS Celebrates 300 Years of Progress
The city of Natchez turned 300 in 2016, and the celebration is still going strong

America's Top 10 College Tailgate Cities
Big parties bring excitement to autumn football weekends

Tupelo-Lee County, MS Health Overview
NMHS serves residents in 24 counties

Tupelo, MS Community College Gets to Work
ICC implements many workforce training programs

Tupelo Hardware Co.: Important History, Bright Future
Fourth generation carries on tradition at Tupelo Hardware Company

Tupelo Attracts High-Tech Companies With Business and Quality of Life Amenities
Location, infrastructure, skilled workforce lure cutting-edge companies

Fun Festivals in Tupelo
Festival season extends throughout the year

Multinational Companies Bring Jobs, Cultural Diversity to Tupelo, MS
Multinational companies enhance commerce, culture

Tupelo’s Farm-to-Fork Innovation
Rebranded Farmers’ Depot provides base for fresh, local food

Oxford, MS Top Employers
Ole Miss, hospitals, manufacturers lead the way

Meridian MS Companies Strive for Better Sustainability
Algix, Kemper Project strive for better sustainability

Brewery, Winery and Distillery Open for Business in Natchez, MS
City becomes smallest in U.S. with distillery, winery and brewery

Top 10 Employers in Natchez-Adams County, MS
Education, health, manufacturing sectors are all represented

Natchez, MS, Commemorates Tricentennial
City commemorates rich history, sets stage for even brighter future

Tupelo, MS Business Opportunties
Many factors contribute to the local economy’s success

Month by Month Calendar of Meridian Festivals
Meridian hosts festivals and events all year long

Initiative Inspires Proclamations of Community Pride
Local residents love where they live -- and are happy to tell you why

Health Care in Meridian, MS
Residents have a wealth of health-care options

Best Farmers Markets in the South
New Orleans, Atlanta and five other cities top list

Tupelo, MS Education Overview
In Tupelo, top-notch school facilities and programs help to educate people of all ages.

Best Places to Live in Mississippi