100 Biggest Cities In Mississippi For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Mississippi. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 200 cities and places in Mississippi.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Magnolia State has to offer. You know the places like Jackson and Gulfport which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Mississippi that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Mississippi with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Mississippi, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Mississippi, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Mississippi

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Magnolia State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Mississippi from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Jackson.

The smallest? Alcorn State University, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Jackson, MS
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 168,862
Population 2010: 175,489
Growth: -3.8%
More on Jackson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is the primary seat of Hinds County, equally sharing its county power with Raymond, Mississippi. The City of Jackson also owns more than 3,000 acres comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S. president.

Review Of Jackson by HomeSnacks User

I love Jackson, MS I was born and raised here. I love how you cant even walk down the streets because Jamal or Tyrone might have had a bad day and decide he wants to end your life. I also like all of the homeless harassing me for money and urinating in front of my family and I. The city government is also a haram of idiots pretending to be competent leaders who cant even maintain roads and water lines. I also love how you cant even go to a decently priced restaurant without hearing Tyrone and Shanequa having a screaming match or just screaming for fun. If you have to move here I advise a trip to a gun store. Its a great place, everyone should move here.

My favorite place is when I leave on vacation to somewhere out side of the ghetto


Gulfport, MS
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 71,570
Population 2010: 66,286
Growth: 8.0%
More on Gulfport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. It is the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city of Gulfport had a total population of 67,793. Gulfport is co-county seat with Biloxi of Harrison County, Mississippi. Gulfport is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.

Southaven, MS
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 53,274
Population 2010: 46,743
Growth: 14.0%
More on Southaven: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Southaven is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. It is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, and a principal city in the Memphis metropolitan area. The 2010 census reported a population of 48,982, making Southaven the third-largest city in Mississippi. Southaven is traversed from north to south by the I-55/I-69 freeway. The city's name derives from the fact that Southaven is located south of Whitehaven, a neighborhood in Memphis.

Hattiesburg, MS
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3
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 46,251
Population 2010: 45,713
Growth: 1.2%
More on Hattiesburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hattiesburg is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, primarily in Forrest County and extending west into Lamar County. The city population was 45,989 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 46,805 in 2015. It is the principal city of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties.

Biloxi, MS
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 45,568
Population 2010: 43,921
Growth: 3.7%
More on Biloxi: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Biloxi is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The 2010 United States Census recorded the population as 44,054, and in 2016 the estimated population was 45,975. Along with the adjoining city of Gulfport, Biloxi is a county seat of Harrison County. It was first settled by French colonists.

Review Of Biloxi by HomeSnacks User

I don't feel safe in Biloxi. You can't leave anything in your car. There's a lot of people on drugs down here.

There isn't much to do for fun for kids or adults. There are casinos which is fun if you have the money to just throw away. There aren't any good museums or fun things to do for a date. It's always hot. It's fun to fish but the beaches are very dirty and not safe to go in. People have gotten very sick if they had a cut on them and went in the beach. It's very dangerous


Meridian, MS
Overall SnackAbility
5
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 38,602
Population 2010: 40,927
Growth: -5.7%
More on Meridian: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Meridian is the sixth largest city in the state of Mississippi, United States. It is the county seat of Lauderdale County and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. Along major highways, the city is 93mi east of Jackson, Mississippi; 154mi southwest of Birmingham, Alabama; 202mi northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana; and 231mi southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.

Tupelo, MS
Overall SnackAbility
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 38,270
Population 2010: 34,363
Growth: 11.4%
More on Tupelo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. The seventh-largest city in the state, it is situated in Northeast Mississippi, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama. It is accessed by Interstate 22. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,546, with the surrounding counties of Lee, Pontotoc and Itawamba supporting a population of 139,671

Olive Branch, MS
Overall SnackAbility
8
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 36,721
Population 2010: 31,910
Growth: 15.1%
More on Olive Branch: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Olive Branch is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 33,484 at the 2010 census, up from 21,054 in 2000. Olive Branch is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, and is part of the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region that consists of three counties in southwest Tennessee, five counties in northwest Mississippi, and two counties in eastern Arkansas. From 1990 to 2010 Olive Branch was the fastest growing city in the United States, with a growth rate of 838%. Along with other rapidly growing suburbs in DeSoto County, Olive Branch attributes most of its growth and development to the exodus of large numbers of middle-class families from central Memphis.

Greenville, MS
Overall SnackAbility
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 31,319
Population 2010: 35,141
Growth: -10.9%
More on Greenville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Greenville is a city in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 34,400 at the 2010 census. It is located in the area of historic cotton plantations and culture known as the Mississippi Delta.

Horn Lake, MS
Overall SnackAbility
6
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 26,925
Population 2010: 25,495
Growth: 5.6%
More on Horn Lake: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Mississippi

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Mississippi.

Have fun snacking around in the Magnolia State!

For more reading on Mississippi, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Mississippi

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Jackson 168,862 175,489 -3.8%
2 Gulfport 71,570 66,286 8.0%
3 Southaven 53,274 46,743 14.0%
4 Hattiesburg 46,251 45,713 1.2%
5 Biloxi 45,568 43,921 3.7%
6 Meridian 38,602 40,927 -5.7%
7 Tupelo 38,270 34,363 11.4%
8 Olive Branch 36,721 31,910 15.1%
9 Greenville 31,319 35,141 -10.9%
10 Horn Lake 26,925 25,495 5.6%
11 Pearl 26,508 25,058 5.8%
12 Madison 25,522 23,294 9.6%
13 Clinton 25,456 25,142 1.2%
14 Starkville 25,122 23,436 7.2%
15 Columbus 24,272 23,768 2.1%
16 Ridgeland 24,265 23,499 3.3%
17 Brandon 23,688 21,072 12.4%
18 Oxford 23,037 17,990 28.1%
19 Vicksburg 22,706 24,189 -6.1%
20 Pascagoula 21,865 22,947 -4.7%
21 Laurel 18,607 18,506 0.5%
22 Gautier 18,563 18,088 2.6%
23 Ocean Springs 17,613 17,258 2.1%
24 Clarksdale 16,174 18,276 -11.5%
25 Hernando 15,807 13,253 19.3%
26 Long Beach 15,529 14,769 5.1%
27 Natchez 15,188 16,279 -6.7%
28 Corinth 14,647 14,550 0.7%
29 Greenwood 14,280 15,870 -10.0%
30 D'iberville 13,531 8,905 51.9%
31 Moss Point 13,487 13,963 -3.4%
32 Mccomb 12,723 12,932 -1.6%
33 Grenada 12,633 13,415 -5.8%
34 Bay St. Louis 12,465 9,349 33.3%
35 Canton 12,330 13,077 -5.7%
36 Brookhaven 12,226 12,618 -3.1%
37 Cleveland 11,998 12,536 -4.3%
38 Byram 11,657 10,511 10.9%
39 Picayune 11,140 11,087 0.5%
40 Yazoo City 11,076 11,645 -4.9%
41 West Point 10,794 11,467 -5.9%
42 Petal 10,669 10,301 3.6%
43 Indianola 9,624 10,884 -11.6%
44 Flowood 8,870 7,586 16.9%
45 Booneville 8,767 8,755 0.1%
46 New Albany 8,714 7,999 8.9%
47 Gulf Hills 8,252 7,883 4.7%
48 St. Martin 8,203 6,675 22.9%
49 Diamondhead 8,149 0 nan%
50 Senatobia 7,966 7,958 0.1%
51 Holly Springs 7,578 7,827 -3.2%
52 Batesville 7,303 7,486 -2.4%
53 Philadelphia 7,284 7,482 -2.6%
54 Richland 7,185 6,835 5.1%
55 Amory 6,983 7,390 -5.5%
56 Kosciusko 6,959 7,355 -5.4%
57 Latimer 6,861 6,177 11.1%
58 Waveland 6,358 6,490 -2.0%
59 Gulf Park Estates 6,308 5,547 13.7%
60 Louisville 6,298 6,701 -6.0%
61 Columbia 6,088 6,573 -7.4%
62 Pontotoc 5,997 5,617 6.8%
63 West Hattiesburg 5,933 6,516 -8.9%
64 Pass Christian 5,669 4,809 17.9%
65 Forest 5,668 5,711 -0.8%
66 Aberdeen 5,347 5,774 -7.4%
67 Ripley 5,282 5,409 -2.3%
68 Vancleave 5,048 5,385 -6.3%
69 Saltillo 4,991 4,486 11.3%
70 Waynesboro 4,910 5,208 -5.7%
71 Crystal Springs 4,892 5,174 -5.5%
72 Carthage 4,862 5,068 -4.1%
73 Ellisville 4,815 4,444 8.3%
74 Wiggins 4,552 4,281 6.3%
75 University 4,490 4,363 2.9%
76 Tutwiler 4,398 3,161 39.1%
77 Florence 4,384 0 nan%
78 Winona 4,367 5,105 -14.5%
79 Magee 4,301 4,384 -1.9%
80 Pearl River 4,205 4,303 -2.3%
81 Mississippi State 4,073 3,500 16.4%
82 Leland 4,058 4,591 -11.6%
83 Fulton 4,024 3,969 1.4%
84 Hazlehurst 3,877 4,045 -4.2%
85 New Hope 3,759 3,002 25.2%
86 Morton 3,648 3,452 5.7%
87 Beechwood 3,523 3,157 11.6%
88 Houston 3,497 3,678 -4.9%
89 Water Valley 3,339 3,485 -4.2%
90 Newton 3,251 3,447 -5.7%
91 Verona 3,105 3,050 1.8%
92 Lucedale 3,059 2,934 4.3%
93 Baldwyn 2,998 3,483 -13.9%
94 Iuka 2,978 3,043 -2.1%
95 Poplarville 2,960 3,016 -1.9%
96 Macon 2,948 2,867 2.8%
97 Durant 2,908 2,708 7.4%
98 Collins 2,889 2,602 11.0%
99 Mendenhall 2,835 2,532 12.0%
100 Escatawpa 2,811 3,693 -23.9%
101 Ruleville 2,719 3,058 -11.1%
102 Gu 2,654 1,925 37.9%
103 Okolona 2,591 2,748 -5.7%
104 Lynchburg 2,558 2,095 22.1%
105 Bridgetown 2,538 1,859 36.5%
106 Farmington 2,532 2,573 -1.6%
107 Arnold Line 2,501 1,578 58.5%
108 Purvis 2,493 1,816 37.3%
109 Nicholson 2,473 3,306 -25.2%
110 Raymond 2,409 2,420 -0.5%
111 Lyman 2,405 1,804 33.3%
112 Hide-A-Way Lake 2,332 1,554 50.1%
113 Eupora 2,317 2,529 -8.4%
114 Rolling Fork 2,306 2,173 6.1%
115 Hollandale 2,293 2,800 -18.1%
116 Tunica Resorts 2,292 1,472 55.7%
117 Sardis 2,245 1,485 51.2%
118 Summit 2,185 1,631 34.0%
119 Wesson 2,166 2,068 4.7%
120 Union 2,126 2,241 -5.1%
121 Magnolia 2,119 2,607 -18.7%
122 Kiln 2,112 1,822 15.9%
123 Nettleton 2,103 2,315 -9.2%
124 Shelby 2,102 2,207 -4.8%
125 Charleston 2,086 2,065 1.0%
126 Glendale 2,083 1,540 35.3%
127 Drew 2,074 1,918 8.1%
128 Belmont 2,073 2,092 -0.9%
129 Lexington 2,018 1,795 12.4%
130 Belzoni 2,009 2,132 -5.8%
131 Quitman 2,001 2,188 -8.5%
132 Taylorsville 1,998 1,343 48.8%
133 Decatur 1,917 2,130 -10.0%
134 Tchula 1,884 2,214 -14.9%
135 Calhoun City 1,866 1,708 9.3%
136 Shannon 1,862 1,831 1.7%
137 Lumberton 1,839 1,938 -5.1%
138 Flora 1,800 1,550 16.1%
139 Moorhead 1,792 2,204 -18.7%
140 Tyle 1,791 2,083 -14.0%
141 Bruce 1,751 1,658 5.6%
142 Marks 1,741 2,325 -25.1%
143 Shaw 1,733 1,932 -10.3%
144 Mound Bayou 1,728 1,573 9.9%
145 Port Gibson 1,699 2,185 -22.2%
146 Columbus Afb 1,673 1,645 1.7%
147 Morgantown 1,655 1,755 -5.7%
148 Rosedale 1,648 2,204 -25.2%
149 Coldwater 1,646 1,735 -5.1%
150 Sumrall 1,635 1,209 35.2%
151 Centreville 1,616 1,559 3.7%
152 Collinsville 1,606 1,720 -6.6%
153 Caledonia 1,586 1,104 43.7%
154 Itta Bena 1,556 2,410 -35.4%
155 Byhalia 1,537 1,313 17.1%
156 Ackerman 1,534 1,792 -14.4%
157 Marion 1,522 1,336 13.9%
158 Bay Springs 1,511 2,436 -38.0%
159 Robinhood 1,438 1,431 0.5%
160 Kearney Park 1,434 1,438 -0.3%
161 Pelahatchie 1,433 1,577 -9.1%
162 Cleary 1,412 1,381 2.2%
163 Raleigh 1,409 1,608 -12.4%
164 Nellieburg 1,398 1,984 -29.5%
165 Monticello 1,393 1,837 -24.2%
166 Mantachie 1,387 1,116 24.3%
167 Mississippi Valley State University 1,348 830 62.4%
168 Walls 1,347 584 130.7%
169 Terry 1,344 798 68.4%
170 Fayette 1,333 1,500 -11.1%
171 Vardaman 1,320 1,459 -9.5%
172 Lambert 1,282 1,615 -20.6%
173 Como 1,280 1,309 -2.2%
174 De Kalb 1,278 1,378 -7.3%
175 Hurley 1,276 1,668 -23.5%
176 Delisle 1,252 1,110 12.8%
177 Ecru 1,237 994 24.4%
178 Helena 1,233 1,450 -15.0%
179 Goodman 1,224 1,254 -2.4%
180 Prentiss 1,223 1,409 -13.2%
181 Friars Point 1,209 1,107 9.2%
182 Conehatta 1,208 1,274 -5.2%
183 Woodville 1,205 1,129 6.7%
184 Walnut 1,195 937 27.5%
185 Saucier 1,191 660 80.5%
186 Sunflower 1,158 1,383 -16.3%
187 Tunica 1,138 1,229 -7.4%
188 Duck Hill 1,133 803 41.1%
189 Blue Mountain 1,132 854 32.6%
190 Hillsboro 1,124 1,377 -18.4%
191 Jone 1,124 1,381 -18.6%
192 Coffeeville 1,108 943 17.5%
193 Gloster 1,085 1,388 -21.8%
194 Leakesville 1,084 975 11.2%
195 Brooksville 1,063 713 49.1%
196 Derma 1,045 1,032 1.3%
197 Mount Olive 1,041 1,176 -11.5%
198 Pearlington 1,022 1,075 -4.9%
199 Sharon 1,020 1,498 -31.9%
200 Alcorn State University 1,017 967 5.2%

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