Mississippi is one of the states of the United States. Its capital and largest city is Jackson. The state flower and tree are the magnolia. Other large cities are Biloxi, Greenville, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Pascagoula, Southaven, Tupelo, Starkville, and Vicksburg. It touches Arkansas (by the Mississippi River), Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama.
|State of Mississippi|
"The Magnolia State", "The Hospitality State"
|Anthem: Go, Mississippi|
|Before statehood||Mississippi Territory|
|Admitted to the Union||December 10, 1817 (20th)|
(and largest city)
|Largest metro and urban areas||Greater Jackson|
|• Governor||Tate Reeves (R)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Delbert Hosemann (R)|
|• Upper house||State Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Roger Wicker (R)|
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
|U.S. House delegation||1: Trent Kelly (R)|
2: Bennie Thompson (D)
3: Michael Guest (R)
4: Steven Palazzo (R) (list)
|• Total||48,430 sq mi (125,443 km2)|
|• Land||46,952 sq mi (121,607 km2)|
|• Water||1,521 sq mi (3,940 km2) 3%|
|• Length||340 mi (545 km)|
|• Width||170 mi (275 km)|
|Elevation||300 ft (90 m)|
|Highest elevation||807 ft (246.0 m)|
|Lowest elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|• Density||63.5/sq mi (24.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||32nd|
|• Median household income||$43,567 |
|• Income rank||50th|
|• Official language||English|
|Time zone||UTC−06:00 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−05:00 (CDT)|
|ISO 3166 code||US-MS|
|Latitude||30°12′ N to 35° N|
|Longitude||88°06′ W to 91°39′ W|
|Mississippi state symbols|
|Mammal||White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)|
|Colors||red and blue|
|Slogan||First Flight (unofficial)|
|State route marker|
Released in 2002
|Lists of United States state symbols|
The climate of Mississippi is subtropical.
The first people to settle in Mississippi were Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans. African slaves worked on cotton plantations in the state. Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans of any state.
- "Knob Reset". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
- "Median Annual Household Income". The US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2020.