10 Largest Cities in Mississippi

  • Jackson (160,080)
  • Gulfport (72,670)
  • Southaven (56,792)
  • Biloxi (46,370)
  • Hattiesburg (45,309)
  • Olive Branch (39,837)
  • Tupelo (38,030)
  • Meridian (35,949)
  • Greenville (28,508)
  • Horn Lake (27,479)
The largest city in Mississippi is Jackson with a population of 160,080. Tillatoba is the fastest growing city in Mississippi over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Jackson160,080173,738-7.86%556
2Gulfport72,67067,9017.02%504
3Southaven56,79249,12415.61%531
4Biloxi46,37044,2674.75%416
5Hattiesburg45,30945,798-1.07%327
6Olive Branch39,83733,59318.59%413
7Tupelo38,03037,6910.90%228
8Meridian35,94941,109-12.55%258
9Greenville28,50834,366-17.05%409
10Horn Lake27,47926,1145.23%661
11Pearl26,33925,7632.24%399
12Oxford25,88419,11135.44%375
13Madison25,71824,2406.10%393
14Starkville25,54323,9486.66%387
15Clinton25,03725,278-0.95%231
16Brandon24,66022,10211.57%371
17Ridgeland23,95224,328-1.55%432
18Columbus23,37525,202-7.25%360
19Vicksburg21,74423,871-8.91%255
20Pascagoula21,50322,298-3.57%540
21Gautier18,57418,592-0.10%237
22Laurel18,23018,537-1.66%434
23Ocean Springs18,09917,3784.15%605
24Hernando16,81114,13218.96%257
25Long Beach16,08214,8298.45%605
26Natchez14,80915,769-6.09%362
27Bay St. Louis14,5159,32555.66%381
28Corinth14,36714,575-1.43%184
29Clarksdale14,30017,930-20.25%398
30D'iberville14,07111,69720.30%514
31Mccomb13,41112,8034.75%440
32Moss Point13,28813,670-2.79%213
33Greenwood13,22016,161-18.20%414
34Grenada12,22413,048-6.32%157
35Brookhaven11,99712,513-4.12%214
36Canton11,98812,094-0.88%217
37Byram11,65311,5241.12%245
38Cleveland10,93112,316-11.25%557
39Picayune10,88411,632-6.43%233
40Petal10,65010,4581.84%245
41Yazoo City10,60711,392-6.89%416
42West Point10,27411,266-8.81%190
43Flowood9,6177,88721.93%129
44Indianola8,88010,609-16.30%400
45New Albany8,8538,03010.25%187
46Booneville8,6528,726-0.85%130
47Gulf Hills8,2527,14415.51%417
48Senatobia8,2388,1790.72%204
49St. Martin8,2037,7306.12%745
50Diamondhead7,9468,374-5.11%303
51Holly Springs7,7227,6700.68%233
52Batesville7,1817,448-3.58%139
53Richland7,1596,9303.30%221
54Philadelphia7,0807,473-5.26%224
55Latimer6,8616,07912.86%162
56Amory6,7977,300-6.89%209
57Kosciusko6,7557,366-8.29%346
58Pass Christian6,5054,63140.47%305
59Gulf Park Estates6,3085,71910.30%917
60Waveland6,2706,434-2.55%285
61Pontotoc6,2625,64310.97%216
62Louisville6,1196,627-7.67%156
63West Hattiesburg5,9335,9090.41%949
64Columbia5,9336,561-9.57%339
65Forest5,6045,706-1.79%165
66Aberdeen5,2095,598-6.95%166
67Ripley5,1865,386-3.71%175
68Ellisville5,1544,45415.72%191
69Saltillo5,0614,7546.46%239
70Vancleave5,0485,886-14.24%45
71Waynesboro4,8425,047-4.06%147
72Carthage4,8045,052-4.91%200
73Crystal Springs4,7785,037-5.14%340
74Wiggins4,7354,4207.13%170
75Florence4,5184,1538.79%216
76University4,4904,2026.85%2,461
77Pearl River4,2053,60116.77%52
78Magee4,1484,427-6.30%305
79Fulton4,0773,9453.35%185
80Mississippi State4,0734,0051.70%673
81Winona3,9585,020-21.16%113
82Hazlehurst3,8084,001-4.82%332
83New Hope3,7593,19317.73%288
84Verona3,7292,97925.18%392
85Leland3,6714,476-17.98%396
86Morton3,6403,696-1.52%158
87Beechwood3,5233,4262.83%217
88Houston3,4313,631-5.51%180
89Tutwiler3,3853,556-4.81%472
90Water Valley3,3433,379-1.07%184
91Lucedale3,2762,92911.85%198
92Baldwyn3,2693,289-0.61%109
93Newton3,1633,361-5.89%171
94Iuka2,9773,035-1.91%119
95Poplarville2,9342,8861.66%209
96Guntown2,8242,10334.28%234
97Escatawpa2,8113,722-24.48%163
98Raymond2,8011,93145.05%361
99Lynchburg2,5582,4374.97%511
100Bridgetown2,5381,74245.69%441
101Ruleville2,5113,006-16.47%385
102Okolona2,5102,718-7.65%135
103Arnold Line2,5011,71945.49%581
104Nicholson2,4733,092-20.02%159
105Collins2,4232,579-6.05%118
106Macon2,4152,743-11.96%244
107Lyman2,4051,27788.33%119
108Mendenhall2,3962,505-4.35%173
109Purvis2,3452,1837.42%216
110Hide A Way Lake2,3321,85925.44%595
111Tunica Resorts2,2921,91020.00%30
112Hollandale2,2662,700-16.07%395
113Durant2,2532,664-15.43%388
114Magnolia2,2012,420-9.05%138
115Lumberton2,1872,0576.32%119
116Farmington2,1582,190-1.46%131
117Kiln2,1122,238-5.63%62
118Decatur2,1041,83814.47%147
119Glendale2,0831,65725.71%493
120Quitman2,0792,321-10.43%155
121Belmont2,0352,039-0.20%166
122Eupora2,0102,194-8.39%232
123Tchula1,9522,088-6.51%535
124Moorhead1,9422,401-19.12%579
125Nettleton1,9131,989-3.82%183
126Shelby1,9102,225-14.16%270
127Union1,8981,983-4.29%214
128Rolling Fork1,8652,130-12.44%510
129Sumrall1,8611,43929.33%192
130Wesson1,8601,924-3.33%160
131Charleston1,8442,178-15.34%525
132Flora1,8401,892-2.75%216
133Belzoni1,8302,225-17.75%694
134Bruce1,8071,940-6.86%286
135Duck Hill1,774739140.05%662
136Itta Bena1,7672,051-13.85%484
137Shannon1,7651,7490.91%168
138Walnut Grove1,7191,903-9.67%411
139Calhoun City1,6831,774-5.13%276
140Bay Springs1,6751,781-5.95%43
141Columbus Afb1,6731,37321.85%422
142Morgantown1,6551,41217.21%780
143Walls1,6391,16740.45%53
144Shaw1,6231,944-16.51%563
145Collinsville1,6061,948-17.56%44
146Drew1,5841,931-17.97%545
147Coldwater1,5771,680-6.13%256
148Sardis1,5531,695-8.38%300
149Summit1,5471,710-9.53%264
150Rosedale1,5091,863-19.00%108
151Fayette1,4561,588-8.31%478
152Raleigh1,4521,454-0.14%110
153Tylertown1,4461,604-9.85%170
154Lexington1,4401,723-16.42%230
155Robinhood1,4381,605-10.40%109
156Kearney Park1,4341,05436.05%206
157Ackerman1,4311,535-6.78%246
158Monticello1,4301,566-8.68%132
159Marks1,4131,721-17.90%425
160Cleary1,4121,544-8.55%111
161Centreville1,4071,680-16.25%235
162Goodman1,3991,3821.23%657
163Nellieburg1,3981,414-1.13%76
164Marion1,3971,489-6.18%185
165Pelahatchie1,3751,3353.00%89
166Lambert1,3491,625-16.98%616
167Mississippi Valley State University1,3481,18214.04%290
168Mound Bayou1,3211,539-14.17%582
169Vardaman1,2821,316-2.58%365
170Taylorsville1,2821,349-4.97%128
171Hurley1,2761,551-17.73%96
172Port Gibson1,2721,561-18.51%280
173Terry1,2541,06717.53%127
174Delisle1,2521,1479.15%92
175Helena1,2331,1844.14%114
176Conehatta1,2081,342-9.99%30
177Saucier1,1911,342-11.25%67
178Como1,1911,272-6.37%243
179Byhalia1,1751,295-9.27%63
180Plantersville1,1541,1530.09%213
181Hillsboro1,1241,130-0.53%47
182Mantachie1,1191,144-2.19%110
183Ecru1,08990220.73%89
184Brooksville1,0861,215-10.62%264
185Jonestown1,0531,298-18.88%1,049
186Bude1,0331,061-2.64%280
187Caledonia1,0321,042-0.96%141
188Pearlington1,0221,332-23.27%43
189Sharon1,0201,406-27.45%46
190Alcorn State University1,0171,0170.00%165
191De Kalb1,0061,135-11.37%117
192Blue Mountain1,0029179.27%235
193Richton9981,068-6.55%168
194Pickens9961,151-13.47%301
195Elliott9959900.51%85
196Toomsuba98077326.78%81
197Edwards9781,038-5.78%227
198Metcalfe9731,069-8.98%375
199Friars Point9731,199-18.85%341
200Derma9691,022-5.19%211
201Wade9661,074-10.06%60
202Sunflower9651,159-16.74%615
203Stonewall9651,091-11.55%140
204Burnsville9399370.21%76
205North Tunica9231,035-10.82%616
206Prentiss9221,084-14.94%119
207Rawls Springs9201,254-26.63%195
208Vaiden919963-4.57%165
209Smithville899940-4.36%234
210Beaumont897949-5.48%100
211Mount Olive895983-8.95%112
212Woodville8901,070-16.82%332
213Mooreville87965035.23%121
214Tunica8781,031-14.84%511
215Utica8768246.31%113
216Leakesville870954-8.81%212
217Gloster863959-10.01%183
218Inverness8501,019-16.58%228
219Coffeeville842899-6.34%152
220Maben840877-4.22%167
221Crenshaw835884-5.54%784
222Polkville828833-0.60%19
223Walnut740769-3.77%53
224Redwater73863316.59%27
225Renova73666910.01%327
226Sandersville726731-0.68%57
227Sherman71464810.19%158
228Mathiston687693-0.87%108
229Thaxton6786445.28%25
230Scooba677730-7.26%105
231Liberty672726-7.44%126
232Heidelberg667704-5.26%50
233Tucker650662-1.81%65
234Cloverdale6496450.62%220
235Crawford6486401.25%179
236Crowder646708-8.76%547
237Algoma6385917.95%37
238Big Point6336113.60%83
239Anguilla625723-13.55%233
240Meridian Station6201,090-43.12%141
241New Houlka602627-3.99%189
242New Augusta602640-5.94%45
243Isola592710-16.62%309
244Standing Pine58850416.67%65
245Clara57941041.22%57
246Boyle576649-11.25%151
247Mayersville5715444.96%200
248Hickory Flat560598-6.35%226
249State Line543565-3.89%49
250Kilmichael541696-22.27%75
251Foxworth536603-11.11%75
252Ashland527567-7.05%112
253New Hamilton523553-5.42%57
254Bolton515568-9.33%131
255Myrtle5144904.90%95
256Hickory514528-2.65%212
257Oakland508524-3.05%144
258Courtland502512-1.95%171
259Falkner488512-4.69%37
260Lauderdale48744210.18%66
261Enterprise484529-8.51%76
262Sledge482541-10.91%358
263Roxie480496-3.23%164
264Taylor47432346.75%62
265Tremont4714651.29%37
266Jumpertown471481-2.08%102
267Webb469562-16.55%429
268Sidon464510-9.02%1,444
269Dumas464469-1.07%46
270Bogue Chitto460887-48.14%28
271Hatley458481-4.78%129
272Potts Camp456521-12.48%181
273Noxapater445475-6.32%171
274Holcomb445600-25.83%36
275Abbeville4434195.73%49
276Weir440460-4.35%162
277D'lo439452-2.88%244
278Shuqualak438500-12.40%150
279Hamilton427457-6.56%52
280North Carrollton426472-9.75%522
281Meadville424449-5.57%148
282Mclain421440-4.32%48
283Artesia418440-5.00%220
284Bentonia415439-5.47%112
285Glen4134120.24%34
286New Hebron411446-7.85%237
287Osyka408440-7.27%149
288Shubuta403441-8.62%64
289Benoit402479-16.08%159
290Soso392398-1.51%74
291Farrell39021878.90%116
292Gunnison387451-14.19%152
293Ethel387416-6.97%256
294Duncan368422-12.80%155
295Merigold365438-16.67%145
296Puckett35231611.39%47
297Bogue Chitto352522-32.57%60
298Buckatunna349516-32.36%22
299Cruger341385-11.43%137
300Tishomingo335339-1.18%152
301Mize328340-3.53%55
302White Oak323692-53.32%270
303Beauregard323326-0.92%136
304Lake319325-1.85%111
305Arcola316364-13.19%556
306Chunky313321-2.49%145
307Coahoma309376-17.82%610
308Beulah309347-10.95%258
309Rienzi303317-4.42%118
310Snow Lake Shores289314-7.96%164
311Seminary288312-7.69%74
312Schlater285310-8.06%95
313Sebastopol277279-0.72%68
314Georgetown277286-3.15%159
315Lyon273350-22.00%227
316Crosby272317-14.20%50
317Sumner267317-15.77%187
318Silver City267321-16.82%171
319Louin265276-3.99%17
320Sturgis259264-1.89%78
321Toccopola2582474.45%12
322Cary258309-16.50%141
323Marietta252255-1.18%55
324Lula240298-19.46%222
325Pace234274-14.60%589
326Blue Springs2342282.63%89
327Morgan City231255-9.41%152
328Pachuta227261-13.03%36
329Mantee227232-2.16%19
330Pope208213-2.35%55
331Bassfield208244-14.75%80
332Darling204226-9.73%29
333Kossuth202209-3.35%81
334Pittsboro198202-1.98%78
335Henderson Point19717015.88%72
336Silver Creek195210-7.14%50
337Golden1941911.57%129
338Alligator177208-14.90%69
339Braxton174183-4.92%114
340Carrollton170190-10.53%81
341Louise167198-15.66%365
342French Camp167174-4.02%66
343Winstonville162191-15.18%212
344West152184-17.39%105
345Big Creek145154-5.84%49
346Falcon140166-15.66%138
347Walthall138144-4.17%55
348Lena137147-6.80%32
349Montrose133139-4.32%19
350Glendora129150-14.00%345
351Mccool127134-5.22%52
352Woodland121125-3.20%82
353Sallis120134-10.45%113
354Paden115116-0.86%49
355Sylvarena105109-3.67%15
356Slate Springs104110-5.45%28
357Eden94103-8.74%77
358Gattman93903.33%64
359Learned8794-7.45%100
360Doddsville8498-14.29%42
361Satartia4955-10.91%131
362Tillatoba2510

Top 362 Cities in Mississippi by Population

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 162,251 people.

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.

Map of Cities in Mississippi

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates