Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of blues music, honored at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Also in the region is the Vicksburg National Military Park, preserving the site of a critical Civil War battle.
The state of Mississippi has a population of 2,935,295, and is formerly abbreviated as MS. Mississippi has 1,105,187 households in the state, with an average of 2.57 people living in each of them. Of the 2,935,295 people living in Mississippi, 48.51% are male, 51.49% are female, 55.44% are married and 44.56% are single. 64.57% of existing homes are owned by inhabitants, with a median home cost of $87,810 in the state.
Air quality in Mississippi is rated at 77.8/100, and water quality at 43/100. There are 155.9 physicians in Mississippi per 100,000 of the population. Unemployment rates average 9.50% in the state and the sales tax rate is 7.00%.
Average income per household in Mississippi is $37,817. 20.52% of households have income levels less than $15,000 per year. 17.54% of households have income levels between $50,000 and $75,000 annually, and 0.25% earn more than $500,000 per year.