With a population of 2,994,079, Mississippi is the 31st most populated state of the USA. Also known as The Hospitality State, Mississippi is ranked 32nd with respect to an area in the list of top 50 states of the USA. Jackson is both, the capital as well as the largest city of Mississippi. From 2010-1014, there was an increment of almost 0.9% of the population of Mississippi.
Before the era of the Civil War, there was no education activity in Mississippi and the first school was opened in 1862. Also, Mississippi is ranked low on the scale of education development in the United States. A report of 2007 showed that Mississippi was last in the list of states having decent educational progress.
Back in 2008, the total gross state product of Mississippi was $98 billion and the per capita income of the state was $26,908 in 2006. The point to be noted here is that the state has the lowest cost of living in the United States.
Gambling is a key factor in the economy of Mississippi, as soon as the government of the state allowed gambling, the economy increased quickly. Manufacturing is also a major part of the state’s economy and a large producer of automotive.
Due to the cotton plantation, Mississippi was one of the wealthiest states in the USA before the Civil War. Due to the plantation, the main focus was on agriculture and the state failed to invest the budget on the roads, education and road rails. This was the reason that industrialization could not flourish in Mississippi.
In the fields of education, health, median household income and industrialization, Mississippi is ranked lowest in the United States. Mississippi is acknowledged as the most religious state.