Where is Mississippi? Location of Mississippi in the United States.

Mississippi is located in the Southeastern Region of the United States. As the twentieth state to enter the Union, Mississippi became an official part of the U.S. in 1817. Mississippi is shares borders with four other states as well as a prominent body of water. Nearly half of the southern border of Mississippi lies on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the way Mississippi is situated, the other half of the southern border is more inland. Louisiana shares a border with the remaining portion of Mississippi’s southern border. To the north, Mississippi shares a border with Tennessee. With Alabama to the east, Louisiana and Arkansas border Mississippi in the west.

GPS Coordinates and Geographic Center Point of Mississippi

The GPS coordinates of Mississippi are a latitude of 32.3547° N and a longitude of 89.3985° W. The most central point of Mississippi is located at a latitude of 32° 48.9' N and a longitude of 89° 43.0' W. This point is found in Leake County, just outside of the city of Carthage.

To the north, Mississippi extends as far as the border separating Tennessee and Mississippi. The easternmost point of Mississippi is located in the vicinity of Tishomingo County, in the city of Eastport. To the south, the most extreme point of the Magnolia State is just outside of Ansley, a city in Hancock County. The westernmost point of Mississippi is lies along the Mississippi River near Wilkinson County. To the

Total Area of Mississippi

Mississippi is approximately 340 miles in length, with a width of roughly 170 miles. The total area of the Magnolia State is about 48,434 square miles. Based on total area alone, Mississippi ranks as the thirty-second largest state.

Population and Population Density

According to the World Population Review, the population of Mississippi as of 2018 is 2,982,785 people. The population density of Mississippi is approximately 64 people per square mile. This measurement is calculated by dividing the population by the total area. In terms of population, Mississippi is the thirty-fourth most populous state in the U.S.

Mean, Highest, and Lowest Levels of Elevation

The average level of elevation in Mississippi is about 300 feet above sea level. The lowest point of elevation in Mississippi is located along the southern border at sea level with the Gulf of Mexico. At its highest point, the Woodall Mountain is barely 807 feet above sea level.

State NameMississippi
Area125,438 km²
Area Ranking32
CapitalJackson
Statehood Year1817
TimezonesAmerica/Chicago
Postal AbbreviationMS
FIPS #28

Mississippi Belongs to the “South” U.S. Census Region