Listed below are the Major Cities & Population in Mississippi State. The population of each city is based on data from the United States Census Bureau's 2020 American Community Survey. You can then paste or copy the list into a spreadsheet program. Then, you can enter the city's current population, housing demographics, income, and more. If you wish, you can add a little bit of historical information as well.
The largest city in Mississippi is Jackson, with a population of 1.8 million. Its smallest city, Sidon, occupies a small area of 0.31 square kilometers. The oldest city in the state is the historic city of Natchez, which was incorporated on March 10, 1803.
The state is located within two major physiographic regions. Its southern and western portions lie within the Gulf Coastal Plain, which has low topographic elevations and extensive tracts of marshy land. The climate in Mississippi is humid subtropical, with hot summers and mild winters. The name Mississippi derives from the river of the same name. The native Ojibwe tribe named the state after the river.
In addition to cotton, Mississippi was also home to the Black Belt, a historically significant area that is still rich in cotton. This agricultural sector grew to become a huge part of the state's economy. The state's soybeans occupied most of the acreage for almost four decades, but cotton remained the state's largest cash crop. In 2001, more cotton acres were planted than soy, and Mississippi's cotton production jumped to second place in the nation.