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 2988081
Latest Population Increase 0.13%
Median Household Income $2988081
Median Home Price $103100
Median Property Tax $1077
Median Rent $68.4

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
Belmont 2,119 $89,700 $32,418
Belzoni 2,325 $62,600 $21,607
Benoit 462 $34,000 $19,500
Bentonia 521 $70,900 $37,396
Beulah 359 $25,000 $29,375
Big Creek 265 $59,600 $30,179
Big Point 841 $180,000 $71,016
Biloxi 44,825 $147,200 $39,011
Blue Mountain 937 $62,100 $31,420
Blue Springs 282 $70,000 $32,500
Bogue Chitto 631 $54,900 $0
Bogue Chitto 673 $67,700 $22,389
Bolton 423 $83,100 $30,486
Booneville 8,780 $92,700 $31,375
Boyle 1,053 $101,600 $36,250
Brandon 22,897 $167,100 $71,944
Braxton 207 $72,900 $0
Bridge 1,937 $175,100 $70,965
Brookhaven 12,465 $101,000 $30,487
Brooksville 914 $70,600 $16,813