Mississippi

Capital: Jackson
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
2,992,400
Population 2015 2,989,390
Population 20146 2,988,726
Below Poverty 2014 22.1
Below Poverty 2015 19.1
Below Poverty 2016 21.1
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 50.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 52.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 52.8
Unemployed 2014 7.5
Unemployed 2015 6.4
Unemployed 2016 5.8
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 4.9
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 3,714
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.