Mississippi (English: Mississippi) is a state in the south of the United States, the 20th state to join the Union. Population 2,800,000 people (31st place in the USA; 2000 data). The capital and largest city is Jackson. The official nickname is “Magnolia State”, the unofficial one is “Hospitality State”.


Mississippi covers an area of ​​125,546 km². The state borders Tennessee in the north, Alabama in the east, Louisiana in the southwest, and Arkansas in the northwest. In the south, Mississippi is washed by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The state got its name from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western border.

Famous people

  • Tennessee Williams
  • Pintup Perkins
  • Ike Turner(1931-2007) is an American rhythm and blues musician and producer, one of the founders of rock and roll.

Jackson, Mississippi

City in the United States
State Mississippi
Coordinates 32°17’56″N, 90°11’5″WL
Surface 293.27 km²
– country 287.66 km²
– water 5.61 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(534 inhabitant/km²)
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba (D)
Website jacksonms.gov

Jackson has been the capital of the US state of Mississippi since 1821. It is also the largest city in this state; in 2000, there were 184,256 residents, making it the only city in Mississippi with more than 100,000 residents.

The city was originally called LeFleur’s Bluff and was named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.

The city is located on the Pearl River. The total area of ​​the city is 277 km 2, of which 5.0 km 2 is water.

Jackson was home to the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School from 1942 to 1944. An annual commemoration takes place at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in memory of the 42 Dutch victims from this period.


10.9% of the population is older than 65 and 28.9% consists of single -person households. Unemployment stands at 5.3% (2000 census figures).

About 0.8% of Jackson’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 70.6% of African origin and 0.6% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 196,575 in 1990 to 184,256 in 2000.


In January the average temperature is 6.7 °C, in July it is 27.5 °C. Annual average rainfall is 1406.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 10-mile radius of Jackson.


Byram (15 km)

Clinton (11 km)

Flowood (8 km)

Pearl (11 km)

Richland (11 km)

Ridgeland (13 km)

Born in Jackson

  • Eudora Welty (1909-2001), writer
  • Freddie Waits (1943), jazz drummer
  • MC Gainey (1948), actor
  • Kathryn Stockett (1969), writer
  • Tate Taylor (1969), actor, director and screenwriter
  • Geneva Carr (1971), actress
  • Candice Patton (1988), actress
  • Paige Madden (1998), swimmer

Jackson, Mississippi