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Mississippi, which holds its presidential primaries March 11, had a 2007 population of 2.9 million. The percentage of the state's population that is black is about three times the national average, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 62 percent of Mississippi's voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, not statistically different from the national rate of 64 percent.
These and other statistics about Mississippi's population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation's voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>.
Highlights include the following:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||59.3%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1.8%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$34,473||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||21.1%||13.3%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+)||18.8%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$88,600||$185,200|