Mississippi : What you need to know

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.

 


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Mississippi Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2,988,081
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $39,665
Median Home Price $103,100
Median Property Tax $1,077
Median Rent $68

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.3%
  Unemployed 5.7%

Race

  Ethnicity White 59.2%
  Ethnicity Black 37.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 0.9%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.3%
  Unemployed 5.7%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 12.9%
  Associate's Degree 8.6%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 7.7%
  High School Graduate 30.3%
  Some College, No Degree 22.8%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 20.7%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 82.3%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 3.1%
Construction 6.8%
Manufacturing 13.3%
Wholesale Trade 2.6%
Retail Trade 11.7%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.7%
Information 1.3%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4.9%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 6.6%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 24.4%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.5%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.8%
Public Administration 5.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 68.4%
  Homes Owned 31.6%

Mississippi Rankings


Best places to Live in Mississippi
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abbeville 447 $126,000 $49,583
Aberdeen 5,466 $70,100 $30,357
Ackerman 1,861 $66,900 $23,448
Alcorn State University 774 $0 $0
Algoma 677 $102,900 $35,714
Alligator 328 $56,700 $29,250
Amory 7,151 $89,600 $35,394
Anguilla 542 $45,500 $32,083
Arcola 274 $45,000 $16,563
Arnold Line 2,609 $138,900 $51,113
Artesia 380 $58,800 $21,458
Ashland 524 $75,000 $34,950
Baldwyn 3,139 $81,700 $24,745
Bassfield 272 $68,300 $34,135
Batesville 7,413 $129,800 $50,578
Bay Springs 1,738 $80,900 $29,023
Bay St. Louis 10,861 $161,300 $38,130
Beaumont 1,110 $59,600 $29,028
Beauregard 328 $67,700 $37,500
Beechwood 4,528 $148,200 $45,313