Mississippi Census Data
Data for Mississippi show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Jackson, 173,514; Gulfport, 67,793; Southaven, 48,982; Hattiesburg, 45,989; and Biloxi, 44,054. Jackson decreased by 5.8 percent since the 2000 Census. Gulfport decreased by 4.7 percent, Southaven grew by 69.0 percent, Hattiesburg grew by 2.7 percent and Biloxi decreased by 13.0 percent.
The largest county is Hinds with a population of 245,285. Its population decreased by 2.2 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Harrison, with a population of 187,105 (decrease of 1.3 percent); DeSoto, population of 161,252 (increase of 50.4 percent); Rankin, population of 141,617 (increase of 22.8 percent); and Jackson, population of 139,668 (increase of 6.3 percent). Read More »