Cities & States

Hinds County
Population: 245,874
Harrison County
Population: 196,268
DeSoto County
Population: 168,586
Rankin County
Population: 146,761
Jackson County
Population: 140,676
Madison County
Population: 100,202
Lee County
Population: 85,036
Lauderdale County
Population: 79,832
Forrest County
Population: 76,267
Jones County
Population: 68,276


State of Mississippi Demographics

In the heart of the Deep South, Mississippi in many ways is, as it has always been, an agricultural state. Although suffering to this day from a heritage of underinvestment in education and infrastructure, it has made efforts to diversify its workforce through the use of premiere workforce technology, including leading applications matching Mississippians looking for work and the firms that requiring their skills. Top growing industries include sales and office administration/support, as well as education and healthcare. (Source: Mississippi Department of Employment Security)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Mississippi for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi’s employment scorecard  shows that the labor force and labor force participation rate help basically flat. The labor force grew slightly, by 0.19 percent, while the labor force participation rate fell slightly by 0.1 percent, holding at a troublingly low 55.9 percent. The unemployment rate did decrease 0.5 percent to 5.3 percent. The flat labor force figures imply that the drop in the unemployment rate reflects organic job growth. You can view what jobs are available in Mississippi, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Mississippi Demographics

View more Mississippi demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Mississippi below. More employment information for the State of Mississippi and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by retail trade; health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
4.44% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Mississippi

Directory of Counties in Mississippi

Mississippi Unemployment Data
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