Mississippi Facts, Stats and Information

Mississippi Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Mississippi
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: MS
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: December 10th, 1817
  • Total Area: 48,431 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 2,961,279 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Jackson, MS
  • Largest City: Jackson, MS

33 Mississippi Facts

  1. Mississippi is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Mississippi was the 20th state to join the United States on December 10, 1817.
  3. Mississippi is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Mississippi is the 32nd largest U.S. state, covering a total of 48,431.78 square miles or 1.27% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Mississippi's 48,431.78 square miles is 96.89% land and 3.11% surface water.
  6. Mississippi is ranked 32nd with the most land area in the United States, with 46,923.27 square miles of land area.
  7. Mississippi is ranked 25th with the most water area in the United States, with 1,508.51 square miles of water area.
  8. Mississippi is the 34th most populated U.S. state with a population of 2,961,279 or 0.90% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Mississippi is the city of Jackson.
  10. Mississippi is divided into 82 counties statewide.
  11. Hinds County is the most populated county in Mississippi
  12. The most populated city in Mississippi is Jackson with an estimated 164,422 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Mississippi are Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Biloxi and Hattiesburg.
  14. A native or resident Mississippi is called a Mississippian.
  15. Mississippi's average elevation statewide is 300 feet.
  16. Mississippi's highest elevation point is Woodall Mountain at 807 feet.
  17. Mississippi's lowest elevation point is the Gulf of Mexico at 0 feet.
  18. Mississippi is all in the Central Time Zone (CT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Mississippi is MS.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Mississippi is US-MS.
  21. Mississippi is called the Magnolia State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Mississippi is $45,792.
  23. Mississippi is the 49th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $126,502.
  24. Mississippi is ranked 50th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Mississippi has the 35th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 38.3.
  26. Mississippi's average temperature is 63.50°F making it the 6th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Mississippi on average has 56.48 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 2nd wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was 115 °F on Tuesday, July 29, 1930, in Holly Springs, MS.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was -19 °F on Sunday, January 30, 1966, in Corinth, MS.
  30. Mississippi's official state motto is "Virtute et armis" (Latin: By valor and arms).
  31. Mississippi's official state bird is the Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).
  32. Mississippi's official state tree is the Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
  33. Mississippi's official state flower is the Magnolia (Magnolia).

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Mississippi on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Mississippi and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Mississippi

The official state flag of Mississippi waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Mississippi

The official state seal of Mississippi that is used by the state's government.

Jackson the state capital of Mississippi

Jackson the capital city of Mississippi.

Gulfport, Mississippi, United States

Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America.

Sunrise On The Natchez Trace

Sunrise On The Natchez Trace

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