Mississippi, state, United States: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 47,716 sq mi (123,584 sq km). Pop. (2020) 2,976,149, a 0.3% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 59.1%; Black alone, 37.8%; Hispanic or Latino, 3.4%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 0.6%; Asian alone, 1.1%; Two or More Races, 1.3%. Capital and largest city, Jackson. Statehood, Dec. 10, 1817 (20th state). Highest pt., Woodall Mt., 806 ft (246 m); lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Magnolia State. Motto, Virtute et Armis [By Valor and Arms]. State bird, mockingbird. State flower, magnolia. State tree, magnolia. Abbr., Miss.; MS

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