Population of Cities in Mississippi (2019)

Mississippi is ranked 34th in the nation in terms of population, with a total estimated population of 2.9 million as of 2017. Jackson, the state’s most populous city, has a population of 170,674. Jackson also serves as the state’s capital city. This is the only city in Mississippi that has a population of over 100,000. The second most populous city is Gulfport, which has half of the population count of Jackson with 71,856 inhabitants. Rounding out the top three is Southaven, which has a population of 52,589. In total, there are 41 cities across Mississippi which have populations that range between 10,000 and 100,000.

There is a total of 299 incorporated municipalities across the state, which are designated as cities, towns or villages. Like many other states, this designation is determined by population. Any area that has a population exceeding 2,000 is classified as a city. Population counts between 301 and 2,000 give the designation of a town, while populations between 100 and 300 are classified as villages. These municipalities are spread across a total of 82 counties. The smallest village in the state is Satartia, which is located in Yazoo County and has a population of just 55 inhabitants. The smallest municipality designated as a city is Mound Bayou in Bolivar County with a population of 1,533 inhabitants.

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Mississippi has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 41 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Mississippi is Jackson, with a population of 163,838 people.

Jackson

Mississippi's largest city is also the capital of the state.

163,838

Gulfport

Much of Gulfport was flooded or destroyed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

73,228

Southaven

Southaven originally began as a village with subdivisions developed by the founder of Holiday Inn hotels.

55,197

Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg -- named after the wife of the civil engineer that founded it -- was founded in 1882 and incorporated in 1884.

47,409

Biloxi

After gambling was made legal in this city during the 1990s, Biloxi became home to many casinos including Imperial Palace and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

46,860

Meridian

Up until the 1930s, Meridian was Mississippi's largest city.

37,595

Olive Branch

Olive Branch in recent years has experienced strong growth from middle-class families relocating from Memphis, Tennessee.

38,841

Tupelo

Tupelo has several claims to fame, including being the first location of an electrical power grid and being the birthplace of famous singer Elvis Presley.

38,806

Greenville

Greenville, founded in 1824, was destroyed by Union soldiers but rebuilt its town and economy around cotton.

29,759

Horn Lake

Elvis Presley's ranch -- fittingly named Elvis Ranch -- is located in Horn Lake.

27,462

Name 2019 Population Location
Jackson163,838Map
Gulfport73,228Map
Southaven55,197Map
Hattiesburg47,409Map
Biloxi46,860Map
Olive Branch38,841Map
Tupelo38,806Map
Meridian37,595Map
Greenville29,759Map
Horn Lake27,462Map
Madison26,763Map
Pearl26,698Map
Starkville26,305Map
Oxford25,999Map
Clinton24,977Map
Ridgeland24,906Map
Brandon24,849Map
Columbus24,150Map
Vicksburg22,235Map
Pascagoula21,636Map
Laurel18,513Map
Gautier18,249Map
Ocean Springs17,769Map
Long Beach16,046Map
Hernando16,045Map
Natchez15,031Map
Clarksdale14,805Map
Corinth14,749Map
Bay St. Louis14,578Map
Greenwood13,713Map
Canton13,568Map
Moss Point13,375Map
McComb13,267Map
Grenada12,267Map
Brookhaven12,251Map
D'Iberville11,869Map
Byram11,539Map
Cleveland11,402Map
Yazoo City11,018Map
Petal10,728Map
West Point10,592Map
Picayune10,496Map
Flowood9,372Map
Indianola9,022Map
New Albany8,765Map
Booneville8,678Map
Diamondhead7,992Map
Holly Springs7,886Map
Senatobia7,699Map
Batesville7,421Map
Philadelphia7,310Map
Richland7,222Map
Amory7,100Map
Kosciusko7,052Map
Pontotoc6,607Map
Waveland6,524Map
Louisville6,372Map
Pass Christian6,334Map
Columbia5,912Map
Forest5,597Map
Ripley5,451Map
Aberdeen5,397Map
Saltillo5,017Map
Waynesboro4,893Map
Carthage4,785Map
Crystal Springs4,745Map
Ellisville4,552Map
Wiggins4,533Map
Florence4,519Map
Winona4,206Map
Magee4,195Map
Fulton4,021Map
Leland3,873Map
Hazlehurst3,766Map
Houston3,446Map
Water Valley3,432Map
Morton3,416Map
Baldwyn3,347Map
Newton3,245Map
Lucedale3,127Map
Guntown3,056Map
Verona2,998Map
Iuka2,974Map
Poplarville2,962Map
Macon2,590Map
Collins2,548Map
Ruleville2,547Map
Okolona2,540Map
Mendenhall2,391Map
Purvis2,365Map
Hollandale2,361Map
Durant2,260Map
Lumberton2,244Map
Magnolia2,207Map
Raymond2,202Map
Farmington2,186Map
Quitman2,129Map
Moorhead2,086Map
Belmont2,026Map
Eupora2,000Map
Rolling Fork1,974Map
Shelby1,957Map
Nettleton1,952Map
Union1,941Map
Belzoni1,918Map
Tchula1,900Map
Charleston1,881Map
Flora1,878Map
Wesson1,846Map
Bruce1,839Map
Itta Bena1,832Map
Sumrall1,782Map
Shannon1,775Map
Decatur1,770Map
Duck Hill1,765Map
Bay Springs1,741Map
Calhoun City1,692Map
Shaw1,680Map
Sardis1,640Map
Rosedale1,640Map
Drew1,605Map
Monticello1,588Map
Walnut Grove1,581Map
Summit1,558Map
Coldwater1,519Map
Marion1,504Map
Centreville1,503Map
Tylertown1,487Map
Lexington1,462Map
Marks1,446Map
Ackerman1,433Map
Port Gibson1,400Map
Fayette1,392Map
Raleigh1,380Map
Walls1,379Map
Lambert1,360Map
Mound Bayou1,359Map
Pelahatchie1,350Map
Vardaman1,279Map
Goodman1,259Map
Taylorsville1,238Map
Como1,228Map
Byhalia1,215Map
Brooksville1,163Map
Plantersville1,155Map
Terry1,133Map
Mantachie1,108Map
Jonestown1,067Map
Richton1,062Map
Tutwiler1,051Map
Caledonia1,047Map
Ecru1,030Map
De Kalb1,027Map
Bude1,026Map
Metcalfe996Map
Pickens991Map
Stonewall991Map
Friars Point986Map
Derma985Map
Vaiden980Map
Edwards979Map
Mount Olive978Map
Sunflower977Map
Woodville968Map
Blue Mountain966Map
Beaumont938Map
Burnsville930Map
Tunica929Map
Prentiss922Map
Smithville919Map
Utica902Map
Leakesville900Map
Coffeeville868Map
Gloster868Map
Inverness858Map
Crenshaw838Map
Maben837Map
Polkville782Map
Walnut771Map
Renova749Map
Sherman717Map
Sandersville713Map
Thaxton704Map
Scooba688Map
Heidelberg684Map
Liberty670Map
Mathiston651Map
Crawford647Map
Algoma646Map
Anguilla643Map
New Augusta638Map
Crowder636Map
Isola619Map
New Houlka591Map
Hickory Flat580Map
Boyle574Map
Kilmichael571Map
Ashland558Map
State Line539Map
Bolton525Map