Nationwide Claims to Fame

Mississippi is 1st out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

Mississippi is 2nd out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

Mississippi is 7th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 18

Mississippi is 8th out of 51 other states in Female residents

Mississippi is 10th out of 51 other states in People per household

Mississippi is 10th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

Mississippi is 12th out of 51 other states in Home ownership rate

Mississippi is 29th out of 51 other states in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Mississippi is 31st out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

Mississippi is 31st out of 51 other states in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Current population (2012) 2,984,926 31st 313,914,040
Size in square miles 46,923.3 31st 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 63.2 33rd 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 10th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.0% 7th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.5% 36th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.3% 51st 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.7% 49th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Race - White 59.9% 49th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 37.4% 2nd 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 31st 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.9% 49th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 37th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.1% 51st 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.9% 47th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 57.6% 40th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Female residents 51.4% 8th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.2% 49th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Housing units 1,281,711 32nd 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 13.4% 50th 25.9%
Households 1,085,062 33rd 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 70.6% 12th 66.1%
Home median value $99,200 50th $186,200
People per household 2.6 10th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 6,039 37th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Income per capita $20,521 51st $27,915
Income per household $38,718 51st $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.6% 1st 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Mississippi Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 58,592 35th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 887,772 35th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 225,977 34th 27,092,908
Retail sales $33,751,407 34th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,552 48th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $7,045,097 29th $613,795,732

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