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State of Mississippi
Flag of Mississippi
Flag
Official seal of Mississippi
Nickname(s): 
Motto(s): 
Anthem: Go, Mississippi
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMississippi Territory
Admitted to the UnionDecember 10, 1817 (20th)
Capital
(and largest city)
Jackson
Largest metroGreater Jackson
Government
 • GovernorTate Reeves (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorDelbert Hosemann (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)
Area
 • Total48,430 sq mi (125,443 km2)
 • Land46,952 sq mi (121,607 km2)
 • Water1,521 sq mi (3,940 km2)  3%
Area rank32nd
Elevation
300 ft (90 m)
Highest elevation807 ft (246.0 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total2,976,149
 • Rank34th
 • Density63.5/sq mi (24.5/km2)
 • Density rank32nd
 • Median household income
$43,567 [4]
 • Income rank
50th
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
USPS abbreviation
MS
ISO 3166 codeUS-MS
Trad. abbreviationMiss.
Latitude30°12′ N to 35° N
Longitude88°06′ W to 91°39′ W
Websitewww.ms.gov
Mississippi State symbols
Seal of Mississippi (2014–present).svg
The Seal of Mississippi.

Animate insignia
Bird(s)
Butterfly
Fish
Flower(s) Magnolia
Insect
Mammal(s) White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Reptile
Tree

Inanimate insignia
Beverage Milk
Colors red and blue
Dance Clogging
Food Sweet potato
Gemstone Emerald
Mineral Gold
Shell
Slogan(s) First Flight (unofficial)

Route marker(s)
Mississippi Route Marker

State Quarter
Quarter of Mississippi
Released in 2002

Lists of United States state insignia

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. Mississippi has a large African American population due to slavery.

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