established Dec. 10, 1817 formerly known as Mississippi Territory
flag of Mississippi
seal of Mississippi
coat of arms of Mississippi
Coat of arms
Mississippi two letter code: MS
capital: Jackson est. 1821
Hospitality State
Magnolia State
The Birthplace of America's Music
The Bayou State
99 Counties:
Adams County
Alcorn County
Amite County
Amite County/Wilkinson County
Attala County
Benton County
Bolivar County
Bolivar County/Sunflower County
Calhoun County
Carroll County
Chickasaw County
Choctaw County
Choctaw County/Webster County
Claiborne County
Clarke County
Clay County
Coahoma County
Copiah County
Covington County
DeSoto County
Forrest County
Franklin County
George County
Greene County
Greene County/Wayne County
Grenada County
Hancock County
Harrison County
Hinds County
Holmes County
Humphreys County
Issaquena County
Itawamba County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Jefferson Davis County
Jones County
Kemper County
Kemper County/Neshoba County
Lafayette County
Lamar County
Lamar County/Forrest County
Lamar County/Pearl River County
Lauderdale County
Lawrence County
Leake County
Lee County
Leflore County
Lincoln County
Lincoln County/Copiah County
Lowndes County
Madison County
Marion County
Marshall County
Monroe County
Monroe County/Lee County
Montgomery County
Neshoba County
Newton County
Newton County/Neshoba County
Newton County/Scott County
Noxubee County
Oktibbeha County
Oktibbeha County/Webster County
Panola County
Panola County/Quitman County
Pearl River County
Perry County
Pike County
Pontotoc County
Prentiss County
Prentiss County/Lee County
Quitman County
Rankin County
Rankin County/Hinds County/Madison County
Scott County
Scott County/Leake County
Sharkey County
Simpson County
Smith County
Stone County
Sunflower County
Tallahatchie County
Tate County
Tippah County
Tishomingo County
Tunica County
Union County
Union County/Pontotoc County/Lee County
Walthall County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Webster County
Wilkinson County
Winston County
Yalobusha County
Yazoo County
4 Neighboring States:
4 Areacodes:
228     601     662     769    
Airport : 187
Heliport : 44
Electoral Votes: 6
State Motto: Virtute et armis
english translation: By valor and arms
Highest point in Mississippi: Woodall Mountain , 806 feet
fossil Basilosaurus and Zygorhiza whales
fossil scientific name Basilosaurus cetoides Zygorhiza kochii
tree Southern Magnolia
tree binomial nomenclature Magnolia grandiflora
flower Magnolia
flower scientificname Magnolia
fish Largemouth bass
fish binomial nomenclature Micropterus salmoides
bird Mockingbird
shell Eastern oyster
reptile American alligator
reptile scientific name Alligator mississippiensis
insect European honey bee
insect scientific name Apis mellifera
butterfly Spicebush swallowtail
butterfly binomial nomenclature Papilio troilus
land mammal White-tailed deer
marine mammal Bottlenosed dolphin
rock or stone Petrified wood
zipcodes for Mississippi : 38601 38603 38606 38610 38611 38614 38617
all 407 zipcodes for Mississippi
Crime Chart Mississippi Crime (2014) USA Crime (2014)
population 2,994,079 318,857,056
violent crimes 8,3381,197,987
violent crime rate278.5375.7
murder and manslaughter25814,249
murder and manslaughter rate8.64.5
rape rate35.336.6
robbery rate81.2102.2
aggravated assault4,592741,291
aggravated assault rate153.4232.5
property crimes87,4628,277,829
property crime rate2921.22596.1
burglary rate813.3542.5
larceny theft58,5915,858,496
larceny theft rate1956.91837.3
motor vechicle theft4,519689,527
motor vehicle theft rate150.9216.2
Bay St. Louis (12,030)
Biloxi (45,637)
Brandon (23,529)
Brookhaven (12,414)
Byram (11,509)
Canton (13,676)
Clarksdale (16,847)
Cleveland (12,327)
Clinton (25,254)
Columbus (23,168)
Corinth (14,866)
D'Iberville (11,400)
Gautier (18,570)
Greenville (32,156)
Greenwood (15,431)
Grenada (12,900)
Gulfport (71,856)
Hattiesburg (46,805)
Hernando (15,503)
Horn Lake (26,915)
Jackson (170,674)
Laurel (18,837)
Long Beach (15,555)
Madison (25,799)
McComb (12,661)
Meridian (39,661)
Moss Point (13,654)
Natchez (15,128)
Ocean Springs (17,636)
Olive Branch (36,010)
Oxford (22,314)
Pascagoula (22,126)
Pearl (26,462)
Petal (10,701)
Picayune (10,675)
Ridgeland (24,351)
Southaven (52,589)
Starkville (25,366)
Tupelo (35,680)
Vicksburg (23,131)
West Point (10,990)
Yazoo City (11,245)