Population of Cities in Mississippi (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
41
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 41 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Mississippi is Jackson , with a population of 165,608 people.

Gulfport

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

72,844

Southaven

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

54,536

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.

46,565

Meridian

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

38,101

Olive Branch

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

38,127

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.

38,818

Greenville

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

30,345

Horn Lake

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

27,322

Name 2018 Population
Jackson 165,608
Gulfport72,844
Southaven54,536
Hattiesburg 47,248
Biloxi46,565
Tupelo38,818
Olive Branch38,127
Meridian38,101
Greenville30,345
Horn Lake27,322
Pearl26,627
Madison26,519
Starkville26,060
Oxford25,096
Clinton25,055
Ridgeland24,765
Brandon24,508
Columbus24,287
Vicksburg22,465
Pascagoula21,751
Laurel18,594
Gautier18,323
Ocean Springs17,730
Long Beach15,923
Hernando15,907
Clarksdale15,294
Natchez15,057
Corinth14,772
Greenwood13,947
Bay St. Louis13,941
Canton13,593
Moss Point13,440
McComb13,115
Grenada12,414
Brookhaven12,287
D'Iberville11,747
Cleveland11,635
Byram11,541
Yazoo City11,072
Petal10,720
West Point10,688
Picayune10,539
Indianola9,233
Flowood9,201
New Albany8,772
Booneville8,700
Diamondhead8,067
Holly Springs7,818
Senatobia7,769
Batesville7,411
Philadelphia7,327
Richland7,185
Amory7,089
Kosciusko7,081
Waveland6,492
Pontotoc6,441
Louisville6,356
Pass Christian6,123
Columbia5,989
Forest5,622
Ripley5,425
Aberdeen5,395
Saltillo5,014
Waynesboro4,910
Carthage4,810
Crystal Springs4,793
Ellisville4,557
Wiggins4,537
Florence4,478
Winona4,265
Magee4,235
Fulton4,036
Leland3,950
Hazlehurst3,805
Houston3,472
Morton3,422
Water Valley3,419
Baldwyn 3,342
Newton3,269
Lucedale3,099
Verona3,005
Iuka2,979
Poplarville2,967
Guntown2,944
Ruleville2,607
Macon2,598
Okolona2,566
Collins2,555
Mendenhall2,413
Hollandale2,406
Purvis2,357
Durant2,317
Magnolia2,248
Lumberton 2,238
Raymond2,208
Farmington2,187
Quitman2,149
Moorhead2,129
Belmont2,028
Eupora2,025
Shelby1,999
Rolling Fork1,991
Belzoni1,955
Nettleton 1,952
Union 1,951
Tchula1,927
Charleston1,924
Flora1,880
Itta Bena1,865
Wesson 1,861
Bruce1,855
Decatur1,776
Shannon1,774
Sumrall1,764
Bay Springs1,740
Shaw 1,721
Calhoun City1,703
Rosedale1,669
Drew1,647
Sardis1,645
Duck Hill1,626
Walnut Grove1,590
Summit1,589
Monticello1,576
Coldwater1,541
Marion1,521
Centreville 1,516
Lexington1,499
Tylertown1,494
Marks1,481
Ackerman1,445
Fayette1,437
Port Gibson1,410
Lambert1,394
Raleigh1,392
Mound Bayou1,388
Pelahatchie1,351
Walls1,351
Vardaman1,283
Goodman1,277
Taylorsville1,254
Como1,232
Byhalia1,225
Brooksville1,165
Plantersville1,157
Terry1,126
Mantachie1,116
Jonestown1,102
Tutwiler1,071
Richton1,062
Caledonia1,048
De Kalb1,033
Bude1,023
Friars Point1,018
Ecru1,014
Pickens1,012
Sunflower1,001
Stonewall1,001
Metcalfe1,000
Derma990
Edwards988
Vaiden980
Mount Olive977
Woodville974
Blue Mountain962
Prentiss942
Tunica942
Beaumont938
Burnsville930
Smithville917
Leakesville907
Utica891
Inverness881
Gloster878
Coffeeville869
Maben 846
Crenshaw 843
Polkville789
Walnut769
Renova744
Sandersville715
Sherman 707
Thaxton692
Scooba691
Heidelberg684
Liberty676
Mathiston 656
Anguilla649
Crawford648
Crowder 645
New Augusta638
Algoma635
Isola630
New Houlka597
Boyle586
Kilmichael579
Hickory Flat574
Ashland553
State Line 543
Bolton531