Mississippi Quick Facts

Capital Jackson
Area 47,689 sq mi
123,515 sq km
Population
(2000 census)
2,844,658
Major Cities
(July 1996 est.)
Jackson (192,923), Gulfport (64,829), Biloxi (48,414),
Hattiesburg (47,803), Greenville (42,933)
Highest Point Woodall Mtn.
806 feet
246 meters
Income per capita (US$) $20,688
Industry clothing, furniture, wood products, food processing, electrical equipment, transportaton equipment
Agriculture cotton, poultry, beef cattle, catfish, soybeans, dairy products, rice
Minerals and Resources petroleum, natural gas, crushed stone, construction sand and gravel
(U.S. Government sources)

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