These Are The 10 Best Places In Mississippi To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Mississippi where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Mississippi who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Mississippi, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Magnolia State:

  1. Louisville (Photos)
  2. Louisville (Photos)
  3. Richland
  4. Flowood (Photos)
  5. D’Iberville (Photos)
  6. Byram
  7. Waveland (Photos)
  8. Petal (Photos)
  9. Diamondhead (Photos)
  10. Bay St. Louis (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Mississippi. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Mississippi in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Mississippi in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Mississippi have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Mississippi.

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1. Louisville

Louisville, Mississippi

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,498
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.23
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.92
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.23
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.23

2. Louisville

Louisville, Mississippi

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,498
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.23
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.92
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.23
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.46

3. Richland


Population: 7,012
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.56
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.85
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.56
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.42

4. Flowood

Flowood, Mississippi

Population: 8,218
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.3
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.58
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.3
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.07

5. D’Iberville


Population: 10,161
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.33
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.98
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.41
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.89

6. Byram


Population: 11,609
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.01
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.78
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.17
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.29

7. Waveland

Waveland, Mississippi

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,463
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.79
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.46
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.81
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.77

8. Petal

Petal, Mississippi

Source: Public domain

Population: 10,675
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.47
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.62
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.41

9. Diamondhead

Diamondhead, Mississippi

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,275
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.42
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.36
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.53
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.97

10. Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Population: 10,313
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.84
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.29
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.95
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.68

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Mississippi where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Mississippi with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Biloxi (Photos)
  2. Olive Branch (Photos)
  3. Horn Lake (Photos)
  4. Gulfport (Photos)
  5. Hattiesburg (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Mississippi To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Louisville 6,498
2 Louisville 6,498
3 Richland 7,012
4 Flowood 8,218
5 D’Iberville 10,161
6 Byram 11,609
7 Waveland 6,463
8 Petal 10,675
9 Diamondhead 8,275
10 Bay St. Louis 10,313
11 Holly Springs 7,585
12 New Albany 8,291
13 Long Beach 15,224
14 Ridgeland 24,209
15 Pearl 26,105
16 Philadelphia 7,446
17 Amory 7,197
18 Forest 5,719
19 Picayune 10,838
20 Ocean Springs 17,446
21 Madison 24,871
22 Booneville 8,775
23 Moss Point 13,690
24 Batesville 7,436
25 Gautier 18,581
26 Columbia 6,446
27 Ripley 5,349
28 Pontotoc 5,754
29 Louisville 6,498
30 Aberdeen 5,492
31 Brookhaven 12,499
32 Natchez 15,563
33 Kosciusko 7,302
34 Cleveland 12,318
35 Clinton 25,486
36 Brandon 22,616
37 Pascagoula 22,239
38 Greenwood 15,873
39 Hernando 14,723
40 Horn Lake 26,486
41 Biloxi 44,527
42 Forest 5,719
43 Vicksburg 23,559
44 West Point 11,200
45 Olive Branch 34,543
46 Laurel 18,720
47 Senatobia 8,063
48 Corinth 14,797
49 Indianola 10,426
50 Starkville 24,457
51 Hattiesburg 46,629
52 Mccomb 12,771
53 Columbus 23,483
54 Oxford 20,200
55 Tupelo 35,345
56 Greenville 33,518
57 Clarksdale 17,497
58 Canton 13,321
59 Gulfport 69,913
60 Southaven 50,389
61 Grenada 12,951
62 Meridian 40,809
63 Jackson 173,631

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