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Mississippi: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 2,844,658
  • Males: 1,373,314
  • Females: 1,471,344

Top 4 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (2,545,935)
  2. Spanish (50,525)
  3. French (10,435)
  4. German (5,364)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (916,440)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (240,576)
  3. Catholic Church (115,760)
  4. Churches of Christ (43,396)
  5. Baptist Missionary Association of America (40,558)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 1,166,974
  • Sensory: 124,638
  • Physical: 290,493
  • Mental: 165,686
  • Self-care: 98,915
  • Go outside home: 233,075
  • Employment: 254,929

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 48,061

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 1,046,434
  • Utility gas: 389,021
  • Bottled or LP gas: 216,498
  • Electricity: 416,322
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,027
  • Coal or Coke: 66
  • Wood: 17,736
  • Solar Energy: 196
  • Other fuel: 1,472
  • No fuel used: 3,096

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 1,741,197
  • No vehicle: 130,615
  • 1 or more vehicle: 1,610,582

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 26,981
  • No High School: 142,197
  • Some High School: 307,852
  • High School: 516,091
  • Some College: 366,744
  • Associate's Degree: 100,561
  • College Degree: 194,325
  • Master's Degree: 69,377
  • Professional Degree: 22,734
  • Doctoral Degree: 10,655

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 1,046,434
  • Owners with phone: 725,837
  • Owners without phone: 31,314
  • Renters with phone: 252,065
  • Renters without phone: 37,218
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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