Mississippi

Capital: Jackson
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
2,985,297
Population 2016 2,985,415
Population 2017 2,984,100
Below Poverty 2014 21.5
Below Poverty 2015 22.0
Below Poverty 2016 20.8
Below Poverty 2017 19.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 52.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 52.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 53.1
Unemployed 2015 6.4
Unemployed 2016 5.8
Unemployed 2017 5.1
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 4.8
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 4,017
STATE FACTS
The Vicksburg National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery in the country, behind only Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear, resulting in the creation of the world-famous teddy bear.
The Mississippi River is the largest in the United States and is the nation's chief waterway. Its nickname is Old Man River.