Mississippi

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Mississippi
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMississippi Territory
Admitted to the UnionDecember 10, 1817 (20th)
Largest metroGreater Jackson
Government
 • GovernorTate Reeves (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorDelbert Hosemann (R)
LegislatureMississippi Legislature
 • Upper houseState Senate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsRoger Wicker (R)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
U.S. House delegation1: Trent Kelly (R)
2: Bennie Thompson (D)
3: Michael Guest (R)
4: Steven Palazzo (R) (list)
Population
 • Total2,984,100 (2,017 est.)[1]
 • Density63.5/sq mi (24.5/km2)
 • Median household income
$40,037[2]
 • Income rank
51st
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Trad. abbreviationMiss.
Latitude30° 12′ N to 35° N
Longitude88° 06′ W to 91° 39′ W
Mississippi state symbols
Flag of Mississippi.svg
Seal of Mississippi (2014–present).svg
Coat of arms of Mississippi.svg
Living insignia
Bird
Butterfly
Fish
FlowerMagnolia
Insect
MammalWhite-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Reptile
Tree
Inanimate insignia
BeverageMilk
Colorsred and blue
DanceClogging
FoodSweet potato
GemstoneEmerald
MineralGold
RockGranite
Shell
SloganFirst Flight (unofficial)
State route marker
Mississippi state route marker
State quarter
Mississippi quarter dollar coin
Released in 2002
Lists of United States state symbols

Mississippi is one of the states of the United States. Its capital and largest city is Jackson. The state flower and tree are the magnolia. Other large cities are Biloxi, Greenville, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Pascagoula, Southaven, Tupelo, Starkville, and Vicksburg. It touches Arkansas (by the Mississippi River), Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Mississippi: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.