Mississippi Population, Area, and Density
The population of Mississippi is 2,994,079 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Mississippi is ranked number 32 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 48.1% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Mississippi is 48,431.9 square miles. There state is 96.9% land and 3.1% water. The population density in Mississippi is 63.8 people per square mile (38th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 2,994,079 people ÷ 46,923.4 sq mi
Population Density = 63.8 people per sq mile
|Population||2,994,079 (32nd out of 56)||2,967,297 (32nd out of 56)||2,844,658 (32nd out of 56)|
|Difference||48.1% below avg||46.9% below avg||44.2% below avg|
|Total Area||48,431.9 mi2||125,438 km2||30,996,357 acres||(32nd out of 56)|
|Land Area||46,923.4 mi2||121,531 km2||30,030,918 acres||(96.9%)|
|Water Area||1,508.5 mi2||3,907 km2||965,439 acres||(3.1%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||63.8 (38th out of 56)||63.2 (38th out of 56)||60.6 (38th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||85.3% below avg||84.8% below avg||84.8% below avg|