Mississippi is home to more than 2 million residents, making it the 31st most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi ranks 33rd in total area (48,432.00 square miles) and 33rd in population density (61.63 people per square mile). The median age of its residents is 37.2 years, with 75.8% of the population 18 year and over.
According to Homefacts' records there are currently 5,944 criminal and sex offenders in Mississippi (approximately 19.91 offenders per 10,000 people), which is 15.77% lower than the national average. The unemployment rate in Mississippi is 4.8% .