Mississippi PopulationMississippi (U.S. state abbreviation is 'MS') is the southern state of United States, bordered Alabama to the east, Arkansas and Louisiana to the west, Gulf of Mexico to the south, Tennessee to the north. Mississippi population in 2023 is estimated to be 2.931 million, ranks 34th populous state in US. Mississippi population decreased by 21,231 people since from the last census of 2020. Its area is 48,430 sq miles (125,443 sq km), 32nd largest by area rank in United States. The Mississippi state was named after the Mississippi River, Originates from the Ojibwa(Chippewa) Indian word 'misi-ziibi' meaning 'great river'. Jackson is the state capital and top other mississippi cities are Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg and Biloxi. Mockingbird is the state bird of Mississippi, the popular places of Mississippi are Ship Island, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Hattiesburg Zoo and Natchez Trace Parkway. Mississippi Zip code starts with three.
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- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Mississippi
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Mississippi
July 1, 2020
Mississippi Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Mississippi by race are: 58.7% are White Americans, 37.6% are Black Americans, 2.9% are Hispanic/Latino, around 1% are Asians, 0.4% are AIAN.
White population in Mississippi are 1,755,471, percentage wise 58.79 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Mississippi are 1,122,576, percentage wise 37.59 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Mississippi, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican. In Mississippi state 1.1 millions are Black Americans which is the third largest African American population by state race percentage after Virgin Islands and District of Columbia.
Asian population in Mississippi are 28,859, percentage wise 0.97 percent are asians, out of these 6,180 are Asian Indians, 4,945 are Chinese, 4,227 are Filipinos, 1,211 are Japanese, 1,984 are Korean, 7,056 are Vietnamese and 3,256 are other Asian nationals. Bangladeshi, 23 Burmese, 333 Cambodian, 343 Laotian, 505 Thai, 382 Nepalese, 20 Okinawan, 447 Pakistani, 122 Sri Lankan.
Hispanic population in Mississippi are 88,261. Percentage wise 2.96 percent are hispanics, out of these 55,790 are Mexican people, 9,136 are Puerto Ricans, 1,813 are Cubans, and 21,522 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
AIAN are 13,258 people, 73 are Navajo's, 59 are Chippewa, 770 are Cherokee and 13 are Sioux trible groups. NHPI are 597 people, out of these 154 are Guamanian/Chamorro's, 163 are Native Hawaiians, 97 are Samoans and 183 are other Pacific Islanders.
|Black or African American||1,122,576||37.59%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||13,258||0.444%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||770||0.026%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||59||0.002%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||73||0.002%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||13||0.000%|
|Other Asian Population||3,256|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||597||0.02%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||154||0.005%|
|Other Pacific Islander||183|
|Some other race||27,530|
|Hispanic or Latino||88,261||2.96%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||21,522|
Top Cities of Mississippi
Mississippi Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Mississippi by age is 2,986,220, out of these 1,448,717 are male, 1,537,503 are female, The sex ratio of Mississippi is 942. The Mississippi population by age are, under 15 years is 602,395, 15 years and over is 2,383,825, 30 years and over is 1,756,724, 65 years and over is 437,027 and 85 years and over is 48,241. 48.51 percent are male, 51.49 percent are female, 20.17 percent are under 15 years old, 79.83 percent are 15 years and over, 58.83 percent are 30 years and over, 14.63 percent are 65 years and over, 1.62 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in MS
Asian Indian languages include 449 speak Telugu, 160 Tamil, 284 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 732 Gujarati, 1,544 Hindi, 467 Urdu, 1,026 Punjabi, 360 Bengali, 1,294 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages.
East and Mid Asia people speak 3,489 Chinese (including Mandarin, Cantonese), 32 Hmong, 903 Japanese, 1,756 Korean, 6,102 Vietnamese, 320 Khmer, 489 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages, 2,968 Tagalog (including Filipino) and 255 speak other languages of Asia.
Middleast language speakers are 2,828 Arabic, 171 Hebrew, 301 Persian (including Farsi, Dari).
African languages include 449 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 483 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 170 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa.
12 people speak Navajo, 120 Haitian, 3,860 Other Native languages of North America, 310 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages.
European language speak are 590 Italian, 718 Portuguese, 2,986 German, 187 Greek, 656 Russian, 326 Polish, 43 Serbo-Croatian, 121 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 3,758 French (including Cajun), 676 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages.
|Speak only English||2,686,128||96.09|
Education statistics of Mississippi state as per table below:
|Population 18 to 24 years||303,818||153,769||150,049|
|Less than high school graduate||48,621||29,600||19,021|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||87,882||49,194||38,688|
|Some college or associates degree||148,747||67,730||81,017|
|Bachelors degree or higher||18,568||7,245||11,323|
|Population 25 years and over||1,956,101||924,116||1,031,985|
|Less than 9th grade||109,885||60,069||49,816|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||215,393||112,298||103,095|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||594,140||299,098||295,042|
|Some college, no degree||441,829||203,883||237,946|
|Graduate or professional degree||157,325||66,123||91,202|
|High school graduate or higher||1,040,010||492,494||547,516|
|Bachelors degree or higher||297,869||139,453||158,416|
|Black or African||679,253||304,904||374,349|
|High school graduate or higher||529,202||228,014||301,188|
|Bachelors degree or higher||100,904||31,804||69,100|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||7,786||3,781||4,005|
|High school graduate or higher||5,597||2,734||2,863|
|Bachelors degree or higher||816||424||392|
|High school graduate or higher||16,127||7,216||8,911|
|Bachelors degree or higher||7,819||3,676||4,143|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||415||100||315|
|High school graduate or higher||404||95||309|
|Bachelors degree or higher||88||0||88|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||46,947||27,599||19,348|
|High school graduate or higher||29,769||16,556||13,213|
|Bachelors degree or higher||6,432||2,910||3,522|
As per 2017 census estimates, the Stastistics of disadvantage people in Mississippi state as per below:
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||476,197|
|Black or African American||168,184|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||2,894|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||151|
|Some other race||1,434|
|With a hearing difficulty||119,381|
|With a vision difficulty||100,764|
|With a cognitive difficulty||183,649|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||276,721|
|With a self-care difficulty||101,840|
|With an independent living difficulty||179,356|
Counties of Mississippi
Mississippi state is divided into 82 counties, Hinds is the populous County with 237,085, Harrison County with 206,650, DeSoto County with 182,001, Rankin County with 153,902 and Jackson County with 143,277.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Jefferson Davis County||11,321||11,234||-0.8||66||66|
|Pearl River County||55,239||55,387||0.3||13||13|
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