Moving to Mississippi

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Mississippi is named for the Mississippi River, the longest river system in North America, flowing along the state’s western border. Residents of Mississippi enjoy rich, quintessentially American music traditions, including gospel, country, jazz, blues and southern rock. Opera star Leontyne Price and Elvis Presley were born here. Tourist attractions include the state’s many historic mansions, Civil War battlefields and “haunted” houses.

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Mississippi Compared to USA Averages
USA Mississippi

311,591,917 2,921,088
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 70.8%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 89.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 19.5%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.64
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 63.2
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 21.6
Average Home Price: $188,400 $96,500
Median Household Income: $51,914 $31,186
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 21.2%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/25

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Mississippi
State Capital: Jackson
Top 5 Cities: Jackson
Major Newspapers: Clarion-Ledger (Jackson)
Sun Herald (Gulfport / Biloxi)
Bolivar Commercial (Cleveland)
Columbian Progress (Columbia)
Columbus Packet
Major Sports Teams: None

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