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Mississippi Almanac

The Mississippi Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Mississippi.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Mississippi. M. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 628. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union December 10, 1817
Capital Jackson, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Magnolia State, Bayou State, Mud-Cat State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Virtute et Armis, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 48,434 square miles Rank among states 32nd
Land area 46,914 square miles Rank among states 31st
Water area 1,520 square miles Rank among states 25th
Greatest distance East to West 208 miles
Greatest distance North to South 331 miles
Highest point 806 feet (Woodall Mountain) Rank among states 47th
Lowest point Sea level (Gulf of Mexico) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 300 feet Rank among states 45th
Highest recorded temperature 115 degrees on July 29, 1930 at Holly Springs
Lowest recorded temperature -19 degrees on January 30, 1966 at Corinth
Highest monthly average temperature 92.5 degrees Rank among states 11th
Lowest monthly average temperature 34.9 degrees Rank among states 46th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 56 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
2,697,243 Rank among states 31st
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
60.64 Rank among states 32nd
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Jackson 184,256 6. Meridian 39,968
2. Gulfport 71,127 7. Tupelo 34,211
3. Biloxi 50,644 8. Southaven 28,977
4. Hattiesburg 44,779 9. Vicksburg 26,407
5. Greenville 41,663 10. Pascagoula 26,200
Median age 31.2
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 71.98 Rank among states 48th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,418.3 Rank among states 36th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 433.9 Rank among states 33rd
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 3,948.4 Rank among states 35th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$20,900 Rank among states 50th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$18,655 Rank among states 50th
Median household income (1993) $22,191 Rank among states 50th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Mississippi

Encyclopedia of Mississippi, by Nancy Capace. 606 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (December 1, 2001)

The Encyclopedia of Mississippi contains detailed information on Mississippi: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Mississippi State Book Store for additional Mississippi related books, including Mississippi Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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