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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 Jackson are among the best places to live in Mississippi. Casinos, colleges and hospitals make up the top employers in Mississippi.

 

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Quick Facts about MS

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 in MS

  Employed 94.3%
  Unemployed 5.7%

Race in MS

  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 in MS

  Employed 94.3%
  Unemployed 5.7%

Educational Levels in MS

  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 in MS

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 in MS

  Homes Rent 68.4%
  Homes Owned 31.6%

Mississippi Rankings

Best places to Live in Mississippi

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Jackson 173,212 $89,200 $32,250
Gulfport 70,642 $117,300 $36,474
Southaven 51,090 $137,000 $58,227
Hattiesburg 46,762 $106,400 $26,852
Biloxi 44,825 $147,200 $39,011
Meridian 40,507 $83,500 $30,355
Tupelo 35,561 $124,700 $41,487
Olive Branch 35,018 $163,500 $62,979
Greenville 33,119 $76,400 $29,206
Horn Lake 26,662 $94,400 $45,105
Pearl 26,222 $110,300 $42,323
Clinton 25,475 $152,000 $55,486
Madison 25,167 $237,200 $97,287
Starkville 24,754 $163,200 $31,397
Ridgeland 24,276 $176,100 $56,747
Vicksburg 23,439 $90,200 $28,893
Columbus 23,360 $101,700 $30,968
Brandon 22,897 $167,100 $71,944
Pascagoula 22,230 $104,400 $36,797
Oxford 20,769 $230,400 $32,474