Mississippi

Capital: Jackson
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
2,986,137
Population 2013 2,992,206
Population 2014 2,994,079
Below Poverty 2011 17.4
Below Poverty 2012 22.0
Below Poverty 2013 22.5
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 52.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 50.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 49.7
Unemployed 2011 10.1
Unemployed 2012 9.9
Unemployed 2013 8.7
Unemployed 2014 7.8
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 8,086
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.