Population 2,984,926

Homefacts State Report

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 8,590 criminal and sex offenders in Mississippi (approximately 28.78 offenders per 10,000 people). The unemployment rate in Mississippi is 3.8% .

Schools view a full school report for Mississippi

1,151 Public Schools

Crime view a full crime report for Mississippi

Search for crime activity and registered Sex Offenders in Mississippi by county or city by selecting one of the links. View a full report by visiting the Mississippi crime and registered Sex Offenders report pages.

8,590 Registered Sex Offenders found in Mississippi

A search for our database shows there are 8,590 registered Sex Offenders in Mississippi. Mississippi has a ratio of 28.78 offenders per 10,000 residents.

Our database indicates that there are 0 incarcerated Sex Offenders in Mississippi. As well as 0 offenders whose location is unknown in Mississippi due to the offenders being transient or their address being unmappable.

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Mississippi Registered Sex Offender Distribution

Registered Offenders per 10,000 population
  • > 30 per 10,000
  • 25 - 30 per 10,000
  • 20 -25 per 10,000
  • 10 - 20 per 10,000
  • < 10 per 10,000

Crime Index in Mississippi

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.

Property Reports search Mississippi property reports

Real Estate Overview

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

6,646 Building Permits

Mississippi building permits average per year since 2001 is 8,988. In 2007, there was a high number of building permits with 14,563 and a low number of building permits in 2011 of 4,143. 81.73% of the building permits are for Single Family housing units in 2012.

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Environmental Hazards

37,876 Environmental Hazards

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Demographics view full Mississippi demographics report

Unemployment view full Mississippi unemployment report

Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Mississippi has ranged from 3.5% in December 2021 to 15.6% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for Mississippi is 3.8% for August 2022. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

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State Representatives

  • Gov. Phil Bryant
  • Sen. Thad Cochran
  • Sen. Roger F. Wicker
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