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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Mississippi is 2,984,345, which is 4.91% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Mississippi population density is 61.62 people per square mile, which is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Mississippi is white, which represent 59.30% of the total population. The average Mississippi education level is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 2,984,345. #31

Population Growth Since 2000, #40

Mississippi
4.91%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #33

Mississippi
61.62 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:1,769,693 (59.30%, #48)
Black:1,113,652 (37.32%, #2)
Hispanic:84,073 (2.82%, #47)
Asian:28,067 (0.94%, #48)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):13,421 (0.45%, #30)
One Race, Other:25,086 (0.84%, see rank)
Two or More Races:34,426 (1.15%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

2,447,494 (82.01%) out of the total population of 2,984,345 reported first ancestry.

 Mississippi% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Arab5,8050.19%, see rank0.56%
Czech1,9580.07%, see rank0.47%
Danish2,4950.08%, see rank0.42%
Dutch18,3890.62%, see rank1.40%
English226,2787.58%, see rank8.02%
French80,1652.69%, see rank3.34%
German165,9015.56%, see rank15.03%
Greek3,0620.10%, see rank0.41%
Hungarian2,1810.07%, see rank0.46%
Irish251,8558.44%, see rank10.80%
Italian55,9541.87%, see rank5.52%
Norwegian6,0980.20%, see rank1.42%
Polish13,0000.44%, see rank3.01%
Portuguese1,6540.06%, see rank0.44%
Russian3,9870.13%, see rank0.92%
Scotch-Irish47,0061.58%, see rank0.99%
Scottish43,6841.46%, see rank1.72%
Subsaharan African18,4340.62%, see rank0.95%
Swedish8,1780.27%, see rank1.27%
Swiss2,1070.07%, see rank0.30%
Ukrainian9160.03%, see rank0.31%
American351,56611.78%, see rank7.12%
Welsh8,3140.28%, see rank0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 1,448,840 (48.55%, see rank)
Females: 1,535,505 (51.45%, see rank)

Mississippi
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Mississippi
36.30 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Mississippi
34.90 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Mississippi
37.80 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Mississippi% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Under 5 years201,4536.75%, see rank6.36%
5 to 9 years205,5576.89%, see rank6.51%
10 to 14 years211,4387.08%, see rank6.59%
15 to 19 years214,2727.18%, see rank6.85%
20 to 24 years222,0347.44%, see rank7.13%
25 to 34 years387,21912.98%, see rank13.47%
35 to 44 years373,04112.50%, see rank12.96%
45 to 54 years402,80413.50%, see rank14.09%
55 to 64 years363,35912.18%, see rank12.29%
65 to 74 years231,3207.75%, see rank7.64%
75 to 84 125,7034.21%, see rank4.25%
85 years and over46,1451.55%, see rank1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Mississippi%U.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population1,929,591100%209,056,129
Less Than High School348,49018.06%, see rank13.67%
High School Graduate583,63330.25%, see rank27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree603,70431.29%, see rank29.09%
Bachelor Degree248,88412.90%, see rank18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree144,8807.51%, see rank11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.94, see rank-13.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Mississippi U.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten99,11779.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)333,49989.76%, see rank10.24%, see rank89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)164,09188.29%, see rank11.71%, see rank90.60%9.40%
College185,60687.67%, see rank12.33%, see rank78.37%21.63%
Graduate School31,69274.93%, see rank25.07%, see rank58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Mississippi%U.S.
Total Households1,092,627100%116,211,092
Average Household Size2.64, see rank-2.63
1 Person Households298,41327.31%, see rank27.57%
2 or More Person Households794,21472.69%, see rank72.43%
Family Households (Families)750,57568.69%, see rank66.22%
Average Family Size3.30, see rank-3.32
Married-Couple Family494,07145.22%, see rank48.42%
Nonfamily Households342,05231.31%, see rank33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Mississippi%U.S.
15 Years and Over Total2,365,897see rank252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over1,133,229100%, see rank123,281,364
Never Married402,80435.54%, see rank35.77%
Married572,80550.55%, see rank52.04%
Widowed32,9472.91%, see rank2.57%
Divorced124,67311.00%, see rank9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over1,232,668100%, see rank129,692,771
Never Married374,87230.41%, see rank29.48%
Married569,62246.21%, see rank49.19%
Widowed133,90810.86%, see rank9.16%
Divorced154,26612.51%, see rank12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Mississippi%U.S.
Native2,917,37497.76%, see rank86.93%
Born in the State of Residence2,132,76371.47%, see rank58.73%
Born in Different State767,91625.73%, see rank26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
16,6950.56%, see rank1.42%
Foreign Born66,9712.24%, see rank13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship23,4980.79%, see rank5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship43,4731.46%, see rank7.09%
Born In Europe6,7430.23%, see rank1.53%
Born In Asia22,2770.75%, see rank3.82%
Born In Africa1,9200.06%, see rank0.55%
Born In Oceania2490.01%, see rank0.07%
Born In Latin America34,3321.15%, see rank6.83%
Born In Northern America1,4500.05%, see rank0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Mississippi%U.S.
English1,043,82395.53%, see rank79.39%
Spanish28,7942.64%, see rank11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages9,7260.89%, see rank4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages7,2690.67%, see rank3.36%
Other3,0150.28%, see rank0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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