List of metropolitan areas in Mississippi

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Metropolitan areas of Mississippi.
  Jackson MSA
  Pascagoula MSA
  Gulfport-Biloxi MSA
  Hattiesburg MSA
  Memphis MSA

The State of Mississippi has a total of five metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that are fully or partially located in the state. 17 of the state's 82 counties are classified by the United States Census Bureau as metropolitan. As of the 2000 census, these counties had a combined population of 1,194,522 (42.0% of the state's total population). Based on a July 1, 2009 population estimate, that figure rose to 1,311,726 (44.4% of the state's total population).[1]

Metropolitan areas[edit]

Population statistics[edit]

Metropolitan Statistical Area July 1, 2009
Estimate
2000
Census
Growth Rate
(2000–2009)
Jackson MSA 540,866 497,197 8.78%
Gulfport-Biloxi MSA1 238,772 246,190 –3.01%
Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA2 233,392 176,789 32.02%
Pascagoula MSA1 155,603 150,564 3.35%
Hattiesburg MSA 143,093 123,812 15.57%
1 The Gulfport-Biloxi and Pascagoula metropolitan areas were significantly impacted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Prior to the hurricane, both areas had experienced steady to moderate population growth.

2 Population figures only reflect the Mississippi portion (four counties) of the Memphis TN-AR-MS metro area.

Combined Statistical Areas[edit]

Combined statistical areas of Mississippi.
  Jackson-Yazoo City CSA
  Columbus-West Point CSA
  Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula CSA

The United States Census Bureau defines a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as an aggregate of adjacent Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)[2] that are linked by commuting ties. There are three combined statistical areas in Mississippi.

Population statistics[edit]

Combined Statistical Area July 1, 2009
Estimate
2000
Census
Growth Rate
(2000–2009)
Jackson-Yazoo City CSA 568,847 525,346 8.28%
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula CSA1 394,375 396,754 –0.60%
Columbus-West Point CSA 80,380 83,565 –3.81%
1 The Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula CSA was significantly impacted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Prior to the hurricane, the area had experienced steady to moderate population growth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties of Mississippi: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. ^ The 938 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) currently defined by the United States Census Bureau include the 361 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), which generally have an urban core population of 50,000 or more, and the 577 Micropolitan Statistical Areas , which generally have an urban core population of 10,000 or more but less than 50,000.