Mississippi

Capital: Jackson
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
2,986,530
Population 2017 2,989,663
Population 2016 2,988,298
Below Poverty 2017 19.8
Below Poverty 2016 20.8
Below Poverty 2015 22.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
53.1
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 53.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 52.8
Unemployed 2018 4.8
Unemployed 2017 5.1
Unemployed 2016 5.8
Foreclosure Rate 2018 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.