These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Mississippi For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Mississippi. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 199 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? Metcalfe, 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: 170,393
Population 2010: 175,489
Growth: -2.9%
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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

horrible streets and roads, crime, businesses leaving the city or states, going out of business, losing airlines, low business environment, bad schools and less good doctors.

The horrible streets and roads the bad; which aren't being repaired due to lack of funds in the budget.


Gulfport, MS
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 71,318
Population 2010: 66,286
Growth: 7.6%
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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: 52,434
Population 2010: 46,743
Growth: 12.2%
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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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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 46,495
Population 2010: 45,713
Growth: 1.7%
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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: 45,328
Population 2010: 43,921
Growth: 3.2%
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

Crime rates are horrible and there is always a shooting, stabbing or etc that happens almost daily. The schools are usually crammed pack and the teachers do not watch for our kids when it comes to bullies. Kids have taken their own lives due to this nonsense.

Things I enjoyed were activities: Casinos, restaurants, pool halls, kids learning centers. But the traffic and people in the area are horrible and rude.


Meridian, MS
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 39,213
Population 2010: 40,927
Growth: -4.2%
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
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 38,321
Population 2010: 34,363
Growth: 11.5%
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
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 36,033
Population 2010: 31,910
Growth: 12.9%
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
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 31,934
Population 2010: 35,141
Growth: -9.1%
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
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 26,804
Population 2010: 25,495
Growth: 5.1%
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 170,393 175,489 -2.9%
2 Gulfport 71,318 66,286 7.6%
3 Southaven 52,434 46,743 12.2%
4 Hattiesburg 46,495 45,713 1.7%
5 Biloxi 45,328 43,921 3.2%
6 Meridian 39,213 40,927 -4.2%
7 Tupelo 38,321 34,363 11.5%
8 Olive Branch 36,033 31,910 12.9%
9 Greenville 31,934 35,141 -9.1%
10 Horn Lake 26,804 25,495 5.1%
11 Pearl 26,468 25,058 5.6%
12 Clinton 25,398 25,142 1.0%
13 Madison 25,350 23,294 8.8%
14 Starkville 24,954 23,436 6.5%
15 Columbus 24,409 23,768 2.7%
16 Ridgeland 24,312 23,499 3.5%
17 Brandon 23,421 21,072 11.1%
18 Vicksburg 22,961 24,189 -5.1%
19 Oxford 22,092 17,990 22.8%
20 Pascagoula 21,935 22,947 -4.4%
21 Laurel 18,661 18,506 0.8%
22 Gautier 18,555 18,088 2.6%
23 Ocean Springs 17,514 17,258 1.5%
24 Clarksdale 16,579 18,276 -9.3%
25 Hernando 15,534 13,253 17.2%
26 Long Beach 15,446 14,769 4.6%
27 Natchez 15,191 16,279 -6.7%
28 Corinth 14,727 14,550 1.2%
29 Greenwood 14,496 15,870 -8.7%
30 Moss Point 13,501 13,963 -3.3%
31 Canton 12,800 13,077 -2.1%
32 Grenada 12,719 13,415 -5.2%
33 Mccomb 12,620 12,932 -2.4%
34 Brookhaven 12,289 12,618 -2.6%
35 Cleveland 12,157 12,536 -3.0%
36 Bay St. Louis 11,918 9,349 27.5%
37 Byram 11,660 10,511 10.9%
38 Yazoo City 11,189 11,645 -3.9%
39 D'iberville 11,150 8,905 25.2%
40 West Point 10,903 11,467 -4.9%
41 Petal 10,669 10,301 3.6%
42 Picayune 10,528 11,087 -5.0%
43 Indianola 9,805 10,884 -9.9%
44 Booneville 8,757 8,755 0.0%
45 Flowood 8,704 7,586 14.7%
46 New Albany 8,642 7,999 8.0%
47 Gulf Hills 8,249 7,883 4.6%
48 St. Martin 8,242 6,675 23.5%
49 Diamondhead 8,200 0 nan%
50 Senatobia 7,903 7,958 -0.7%
51 Holly Springs 7,538 7,827 -3.7%
52 Philadelphia 7,334 7,482 -2.0%
53 Batesville 7,319 7,486 -2.2%
54 Latimer 7,209 6,177 16.7%
55 Richland 7,175 6,835 5.0%
56 Amory 7,028 7,390 -4.9%
57 Kosciusko 7,018 7,355 -4.6%
58 Gulf Park Estates 6,461 5,547 16.5%
59 Waveland 6,382 6,490 -1.7%
60 Louisville 6,325 6,701 -5.6%
61 Columbia 6,163 6,573 -6.2%
62 West Hattiesburg 6,016 6,516 -7.7%
63 Pontotoc 5,923 5,617 5.4%
64 Forest 5,679 5,711 -0.6%
65 Pass Christian 5,475 4,809 13.8%
66 Aberdeen 5,375 5,774 -6.9%
67 Ripley 5,302 5,409 -2.0%
68 Saltillo 4,975 4,486 10.9%
69 Waynesboro 4,924 5,208 -5.5%
70 Vancleave 4,917 5,385 -8.7%
71 Crystal Springs 4,910 5,174 -5.1%
72 Carthage 4,877 5,068 -3.8%
73 Ellisville 4,570 4,444 2.8%
74 Wiggins 4,502 4,281 5.2%
75 University 4,492 4,363 3.0%
76 Winona 4,478 5,105 -12.3%
77 Magee 4,343 4,384 -0.9%
78 Florence 4,341 0 nan%
79 Pearl River 4,163 4,303 -3.3%
80 Leland 4,150 4,591 -9.6%
81 Beechwood 4,141 3,157 31.2%
82 Mississippi State 4,062 3,500 16.1%
83 Fulton 4,010 3,969 1.0%
84 Hazlehurst 3,895 4,045 -3.7%
85 New Hope 3,804 3,002 26.7%
86 Houston 3,505 3,678 -4.7%
87 Morton 3,429 3,452 -0.7%
88 Water Valley 3,340 3,485 -4.2%
89 Newton 3,278 3,447 -4.9%
90 Escatawpa 3,241 3,693 -12.2%
91 Baldwyn 3,089 3,483 -11.3%
92 Verona 3,059 3,050 0.3%
93 Lucedale 3,007 2,934 2.5%
94 Iuka 2,964 3,043 -2.6%
95 Poplarville 2,942 3,016 -2.5%
96 Collins 2,873 2,602 10.4%
97 Durant 2,846 2,708 5.1%
98 Nicholson 2,829 3,306 -14.4%
99 Ruleville 2,768 3,058 -9.5%
100 Lyman 2,732 1,804 51.4%
101 Mendenhall 2,711 2,532 7.1%
102 Okolona 2,603 2,748 -5.3%
103 Gu 2,596 1,925 34.9%
104 Macon 2,595 2,867 -9.5%
105 Purvis 2,577 1,816 41.9%
106 Hollandale 2,502 2,800 -10.6%
107 Arnold Line 2,481 1,578 57.2%
108 Summit 2,404 1,631 47.4%
109 Lynchburg 2,390 2,095 14.1%
110 Farmington 2,355 2,573 -8.5%
111 Eupora 2,273 2,529 -10.1%
112 Rolling Fork 2,266 2,173 4.3%
113 Bridgetown 2,183 1,859 17.4%
114 Shelby 2,144 2,207 -2.9%
115 Belzoni 2,137 2,132 0.2%
116 Lexington 2,127 1,795 18.5%
117 Lumberton 2,096 1,938 8.2%
118 Wesson 2,085 2,068 0.8%
119 Raymond 2,059 2,420 -14.9%
120 Union 2,053 2,241 -8.4%
121 Nettleton 2,022 2,315 -12.7%
122 Kiln 2,021 1,822 10.9%
123 Collinsville 2,008 1,720 16.7%
124 Sumrall 2,001 1,209 65.5%
125 Magnolia 2,001 2,607 -23.2%
126 Drew 1,992 1,918 3.9%
127 Sardis 1,978 1,485 33.2%
128 Belmont 1,956 2,092 -6.5%
129 Tunica Resorts 1,934 1,472 31.4%
130 Morgantown 1,918 1,755 9.3%
131 Decatur 1,888 2,130 -11.4%
132 Calhoun City 1,879 1,708 10.0%
133 Tchula 1,845 2,214 -16.7%
134 Glendale 1,836 1,540 19.2%
135 Itta Bena 1,828 2,410 -24.1%
136 Shaw 1,818 1,932 -5.9%
137 Quitman 1,811 2,188 -17.2%
138 Moorhead 1,802 2,204 -18.2%
139 Charleston 1,796 2,065 -13.0%
140 Flora 1,789 1,550 15.4%
141 Tyle 1,786 2,083 -14.3%
142 Bay Springs 1,766 2,436 -27.5%
143 Port Gibson 1,743 2,185 -20.2%
144 Mound Bayou 1,734 1,573 10.2%
145 Bruce 1,728 1,658 4.2%
146 Byhalia 1,690 1,313 28.7%
147 Taylorsville 1,667 1,343 24.1%
148 Rosedale 1,663 2,204 -24.5%
149 Pelahatchie 1,645 1,577 4.3%
150 Coldwater 1,641 1,735 -5.4%
151 Columbus Afb 1,640 1,645 -0.3%
152 Marks 1,637 2,325 -29.6%
153 Shannon 1,596 1,831 -12.8%
154 Nellieburg 1,585 1,984 -20.1%
155 Terry 1,582 798 98.2%
156 Ackerman 1,535 1,792 -14.3%
157 Centreville 1,521 1,559 -2.4%
158 Marion 1,492 1,336 11.7%
159 Kearney Park 1,483 1,438 3.1%
160 Como 1,480 1,309 13.1%
161 Raleigh 1,438 1,608 -10.6%
162 Caledonia 1,424 1,104 29.0%
163 Monticello 1,422 1,837 -22.6%
164 Mantachie 1,421 1,116 27.3%
165 Mississippi Valley State University 1,414 830 70.4%
166 Sharon 1,401 1,498 -6.5%
167 Robinhood 1,396 1,431 -2.4%
168 Pearlington 1,374 1,075 27.8%
169 Vardaman 1,363 1,459 -6.6%
170 Jone 1,349 1,381 -2.3%
171 Prentiss 1,343 1,409 -4.7%
172 Walls 1,340 584 129.5%
173 Elliott 1,314 1,935 -32.1%
174 Cleary 1,305 1,381 -5.5%
175 Goodman 1,289 1,254 2.8%
176 Fayette 1,285 1,500 -14.3%
177 De Kalb 1,219 1,378 -11.5%
178 Conehatta 1,205 1,274 -5.4%
179 Tunica 1,205 1,229 -2.0%
180 Ecru 1,199 994 20.6%
181 Delisle 1,185 1,110 6.8%
182 Duck Hill 1,157 803 44.1%
183 Crenshaw 1,138 1,093 4.1%
184 Helena 1,133 1,450 -21.9%
185 Sunflower 1,115 1,383 -19.4%
186 Walnut 1,110 937 18.5%
187 Wade 1,104 770 43.4%
188 Blue Mountain 1,096 854 28.3%
189 Brooksville 1,091 713 53.0%
190 Coffeeville 1,068 943 13.3%
191 Tutwiler 1,062 3,161 -66.4%
192 Friars Point 1,044 1,107 -5.7%
193 Gloster 1,039 1,388 -25.1%
194 Derma 1,036 1,032 0.4%
195 Beaumont 1,034 1,103 -6.3%
196 Saucier 1,030 660 56.1%
197 Woodville 1,015 1,129 -10.1%
198 Stonewall 1,014 1,076 -5.8%
199 Metcalfe 1,000 761 31.4%

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