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Population
  2010 2019
Population 2,967,297 2,976,149
Rank 32 35
Median Age 36.0 38.0
   
Total 8 year-olds 40,504 38,096
Boys 20,529 19,377
Girls 19,975 18,719
Total 9 year-olds 42,504 38,554
Boys 21,741 19,786
Girls 20,763 18,768
Total 10 year-olds 42,944 40,138
Boys 21,974 20,379
Girls 20,970 19,759
Total 11 year-olds 41,556 41,731
Boys 21,230 21,279
Girls 20,326 20,452
Total 12 year-olds 41,394 42,818
Boys 21,170 22,006
Girls 20,224 20,812
Total 13 year-olds 40,799 41,169
Boys 20,961 20,937
Girls 19,838 20,232
Total 14 year-olds 41,555 40,426
Boys 21,271 20,672
Girls 20,284 19,754
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 84.1% 84.8%
Car Pool 10.0% 8.9%
Public Transportation 0.4% 0.2%
Work at Home 2.4% 3.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 87.6%

Geography
  2010
Capital Jackson
Largest City Jackson
Second Largest City Gulfport
Persons Per Square Mile 63.2

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 874 875
Amusement Parks 3 NA
Fast-Food Restaurants 1,895 2,301
Toy Stores 33 47
Video/Disc Rental Stores 114 4
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 2 NA
Candy & Nut Stores 10 23
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 32 44
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers NA NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: December 10, 1817
  • Population 1820: 75,448
  • Population 1850: 606,526
  • Population 1900: 1,551,270
  • Population 1950: 2,178,914
  • Population 2000: 2,844,658
  • Population 2010: 2,967,297

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Magnolia State
  • Flower : Magnolia
  • Tree : Magnolia
  • Bird : Mockingbird
  • Mammal : Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Fish => Largemouth Bass
  • Shell : Oyster

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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