Population of Cities in Mississippi (2019)

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 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
Jackson163,838
Gulfport73,228
Southaven55,197
Hattiesburg47,409
Biloxi46,860
Olive Branch38,841
Tupelo38,806
Meridian37,595
Greenville29,759
Horn Lake27,462
Madison26,763
Pearl26,698
Starkville26,305
Oxford25,999
Clinton24,977
Ridgeland24,906
Brandon24,849
Columbus24,150
Vicksburg22,235
Pascagoula21,636
Laurel18,513
Gautier18,249
Ocean Springs17,769
Long Beach16,046
Hernando16,045
Natchez15,031
Clarksdale14,805
Corinth14,749
Bay St. Louis14,578
Greenwood13,713
Canton13,568
Moss Point13,375
McComb13,267
Grenada12,267
Brookhaven12,251
D'Iberville11,869
Byram11,539
Cleveland11,402
Yazoo City11,018
Petal10,728
West Point10,592
Picayune10,496
Flowood9,372
Indianola9,022
New Albany8,765
Booneville8,678
Diamondhead7,992
Holly Springs7,886
Senatobia7,699
Batesville7,421
Philadelphia7,310
Richland7,222
Amory7,100
Kosciusko7,052
Pontotoc6,607
Waveland6,524
Louisville6,372
Pass Christian6,334
Columbia5,912
Forest5,597
Ripley5,451
Aberdeen5,397
Saltillo5,017
Waynesboro4,893
Carthage4,785
Crystal Springs4,745
Ellisville4,552
Wiggins4,533
Florence4,519
Winona4,206
Magee4,195
Fulton4,021
Leland3,873
Hazlehurst3,766
Houston3,446
Water Valley3,432
Morton3,416
Baldwyn3,347
Newton3,245
Lucedale3,127
Guntown3,056
Verona2,998
Iuka2,974
Poplarville2,962
Macon2,590
Collins2,548
Ruleville2,547
Okolona2,540
Mendenhall2,391
Purvis2,365
Hollandale2,361
Durant2,260
Lumberton2,244
Magnolia2,207
Raymond2,202
Farmington2,186
Quitman2,129
Moorhead2,086
Belmont2,026
Eupora2,000
Rolling Fork1,974
Shelby1,957
Nettleton1,952
Union1,941
Belzoni1,918
Tchula1,900
Charleston1,881
Flora1,878
Wesson1,846
Bruce1,839
Itta Bena1,832
Sumrall1,782
Shannon1,775
Decatur1,770
Duck Hill1,765
Bay Springs1,741
Calhoun City1,692
Shaw1,680
Sardis1,640
Rosedale1,640
Drew1,605
Monticello1,588
Walnut Grove1,581
Summit1,558
Coldwater1,519
Marion1,504
Centreville1,503
Tylertown1,487
Lexington1,462
Marks1,446
Ackerman1,433
Port Gibson1,400
Fayette1,392
Raleigh1,380
Walls1,379
Lambert1,360
Mound Bayou1,359
Pelahatchie1,350
Vardaman1,279
Goodman1,259
Taylorsville1,238
Como1,228
Byhalia1,215
Brooksville1,163
Plantersville1,155
Terry1,133
Mantachie1,108
Jonestown1,067
Richton1,062
Tutwiler1,051
Caledonia1,047
Ecru1,030
De Kalb1,027
Bude1,026
Metcalfe996
Pickens991
Stonewall991
Friars Point986
Derma985
Vaiden980
Edwards979
Mount Olive978
Sunflower977
Woodville968
Blue Mountain966
Beaumont938
Burnsville930
Tunica929
Prentiss922
Smithville919
Utica902
Leakesville900
Coffeeville868
Gloster868
Inverness858
Crenshaw838
Maben837
Polkville782
Walnut771
Renova749
Sherman717
Sandersville713
Thaxton704
Scooba688
Heidelberg684
Liberty670
Mathiston651
Crawford647
Algoma646
Anguilla643
New Augusta638
Crowder636
Isola619
New Houlka591
Hickory Flat580
Boyle574
Kilmichael571
Ashland558
State Line539
Bolton525