Population of Cities in Mississippi (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
38
10,000 to 100,000

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.

Mississippi has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 38 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Mississippi is Jackson, with a population of 169,148 people.

Jackson

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

169,148

Gulfport

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

72,076

Southaven

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

53,214

Hattiesburg

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

46,926

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.

45,975

Meridian

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

39,113

Olive Branch

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

36,699

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.

38,842

Greenville

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

31,517

Horn Lake

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

27,042

Name 2017 Population
Jackson169,148
Gulfport72,076
Southaven53,214
Hattiesburg46,926
Biloxi45,975
Meridian39,113
Tupelo38,842
Olive Branch36,699
Greenville31,517
Horn Lake27,042
Pearl26,485
Madison26,031
Starkville25,570
Clinton25,211
Columbus24,561
Ridgeland24,483
Brandon23,826
Oxford23,290
Vicksburg22,925
Pascagoula21,981
Laurel18,756
Gautier18,471
Ocean Springs17,652
Clarksdale16,272
Long Beach15,677
Hernando15,631
Natchez15,109
Corinth14,818
Greenwood14,415
Canton13,643
Moss Point13,570
Grenada12,708
Brookhaven12,359
Cleveland12,101
Byram11,545
Yazoo City11,180
West Point10,880
Petal10,704
Picayune10,625
Indianola9,655
Flowood8,859
New Albany8,786
Booneville8,744
Diamondhead8,217
Senatobia7,909
Holly Springs7,682
Batesville7,391
Philadelphia7,361
Kosciusko7,139
Richland7,111
Amory7,067
Waveland6,428
Louisville6,324
Columbia6,143
Pontotoc6,109
Pass Christian5,701
Forest5,672
Aberdeen5,391
Ripley5,373
Saltillo5,008
Waynesboro4,944
Crystal Springs4,889
Carthage4,860
Ellisville4,567
Wiggins4,545
Florence4,396
Winona4,383
Magee4,315
Leland4,104
Fulton4,066
Hazlehurst3,883
Houston3,524
Morton3,434
Water Valley3,393
Baldwyn3,332
Newton3,317
Lucedale3,043
Verona3,019
Iuka2,989
Poplarville2,977
Ruleville2,727
Guntown2,720
Okolona2,618
Macon2,614
Collins2,569
Hollandale2,496
Mendenhall2,457
Durant2,431
Purvis2,341
Magnolia2,330
Lumberton2,226
Raymond2,220
Moorhead2,215
Quitman2,189
Shelby2,083
Eupora2,075
Belmont2,032
Belzoni2,029
Rolling Fork2,025
Charleston2,010
Tchula1,981
Union1,971
Nettleton1,952
Itta Bena1,931
Wesson1,891
Bruce1,887
Flora1,884
Shaw1,803
Decatur1,788
Shannon1,772
Bay Springs1,738
Drew1,731
Sumrall1,728
Rosedale1,727
Calhoun City1,725
Sardis1,655
Summit1,651
Walnut Grove1,608
Coldwater1,585
Lexington1,573
Marion1,555
Monticello1,552
Marks1,551
Centreville1,542
Fayette1,527
Tylertown1,508
Ackerman1,469
Lambert1,462
Mound Bayou1,446
Port Gibson1,430
Raleigh1,416
Pelahatchie1,353
Duck Hill1,348
Goodman1,313
Walls1,295
Vardaman1,291
Taylorsville1,286
Byhalia1,245
Como1,240
Jonestown1,172
Brooksville1,169
Plantersville1,161
Mantachie1,132
Terry1,112
Tutwiler1,111
Friars Point1,082
Richton1,062
Pickens1,054
Caledonia1,050
Sunflower1,049
De Kalb1,045
Stonewall1,021
Bude1,017
Metcalfe1,008
Edwards1,006
Derma1,000
Woodville986
Prentiss982
Ecru982
Vaiden980
Mount Olive975
Tunica968
Blue Mountain954
Beaumont938
Burnsville930
Inverness927
Leakesville921
Smithville913
Gloster898
Coffeeville871
Utica869
Maben864
Crenshaw853
Walnut765
Sandersville719
Scooba697
Liberty688
Sherman687
Heidelberg684
Thaxton668
Mathiston666
Crowder663
Anguilla661
Isola652
Crawford650
New Augusta638
Algoma613
Boyle610
Kilmichael595
Hickory Flat562
State Line551
Ashland543
Bolton543
Mayersville541
Hickory526
Webb519
Oakland514
Sledge510
Falkner510
Courtland508