Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Mississippi is a US state in the Gulf Coast Region. It is bordered to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, North by Tennessee, East by Alabama, by two states to the south-west Louisiana and northwest Arkansas. The state name is derived from the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, the city of Jackson is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Mississippi. On December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state admitted to the union. The state is the 32nd largest and 34th most populous of the 50 US states.

Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot and humid summers, and short mild winters. Mississippi is heavily forested with over half of the areas of the state covered by wild or cultivated trees. 

The state is one of the least developed states in America as it is ranked 50th or last place among all the states for health care, education 43, economy 49. But still, it has a lot of places to visit and explore. Some of the best places to visit in Mississippi are Gulf Islands National Seashore, Tupelo Automobile Museum, USS Cairo Museum at Vicksburg National Military Park, B.B King Museum and DELTA interpretation centre, The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, Beauvoir, Natchez Trace ParkWay. 

Key Facts:

  • In may 2020, the value of Mississippi’s imports amounted to about $998.4 million. It exports about $582.8 million in may.
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Mississippi was $104.21 billion.
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in Mississippi was at 8.1 percent.
  • In 2019 the Per Capita real Gross Domestic Product of Mississippi was $35.