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State of Mississippi Demographics
Mississippi Capital City:
Jackson
State FLower:
Magnolia
State Bird:
Mockingbird
State #20 Admitted to Union:
December 10, 1817

People Facts Mississippi
Population, 2003 estimate 2,881,281
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003 1.3%
Population, 2000

2,844,658

Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 10.5%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 7.2%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 27.3%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 12.1%
Female persons, percent, 2000 51.7%
White persons, percent, 2000 61.4%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 36.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 0.4%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 0.7%
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 0.5%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 0.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 1.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000 58.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 3.6%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 72.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 16.9%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.6
Housing Facts
Housing units, 2000 1,161,953
Homeownership rate, 2000 72.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $71,400
Housing Facts
Households, 2000 1,046,434
Persons per household, 2000 2.63
Median household income, 1999 $31,330
Per capita money income, 1999 $15,853
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 19.9%
Business Facts
Wholesale trade sales, 1997 ($1000) 18,445,224
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 20,774,508
Retail sales per capita, 1997 $7,605
Accomodation and foodservices sales, 1997 ($1000) 3,064,753
Total number of firms, 1997 167,907
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 13.1%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 22.8%
Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 46,907
Persons per square mile, 2000 60.6