Mississippi at a Glance
Mississippi has a population of 2,9994,079, making it the 31st most populous state. The 32nd largest state in terms of area, Mississippi has a median household income of $57,662, among the lowest in the nation. The average age of Mississippians is 36 years old.
Mississippi is a southern state thats bordered by Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The largest city is Jackson, with about 175,000 residents. Jackson is also the state capital.
Mississippi Jobs & Economy
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, as of 2010, Mississippi has the lowest per capita income of any state, as well as the lowest cost of living. The legalization of casino gambling in 1990 has brought economic gains to the state. Leading jobs include upholsterers, coil winders, tapers, and finishers, and slot supervisors.
Mississippi Unemployment Rate
Mississippis unemployment rate is the highest of any U.S. state at 7.2%, well above the national average of 5.6%.