Mississippi

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State of Mississippi
Flag of Mississippi State seal of Mississippi
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
"The Magnolia State", "The Hospitality State"
Motto(s): Virtute et Armis
State song(s): "Go, Mississippi"
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
Official languageEnglish
DemonymMississippian
Capital
(and largest city)
Jackson
Largest metroGreater Jackson
AreaRanked 32nd
 • Total48,430 sq mi
(125,443 km2)
 • Width170 miles (275 km)
 • Length340 miles (545 km)
 • % water3%
 • Latitude30° 12′ N to 35° N
 • Longitude88° 06′ W to 91° 39′ W
PopulationRanked 34th
 • Total2,984,100 (2017 est.)[1]
 • Density63.5/sq mi  (24.5/km2)
Ranked 32nd
 • Median household income$40,037[2] (51st)
Elevation
 • Highest pointWoodall Mountain[3][4][5]
807 ft (246.0 m)
 • Mean300 ft  (90 m)
 • Lowest pointGulf of Mexico[4]
Sea level
Before statehoodMississippi Territory
Admission to UnionDecember 10, 1817 (20th)
GovernorPhil Bryant (R)
Lieutenant GovernorTate Reeves (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)
Time zoneCentral: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166US-MS
AbbreviationsMS, Miss.
Websitewww.ms.gov
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.
  3. "Knob Reset". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=EG1487. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  5. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.