List of municipalities in Mississippi

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Mississippi is a state located in the Southern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, Mississippi is the 32nd most populous state with 2,968,103 inhabitants and the 31st largest by land area spanning 46,923.27 square miles (121,530.7 km2) of land.[1] Mississippi is divided into 82 counties and contains 299 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities, towns and villages.[2][3] Mississippi's municipalities cover only 4.3% of the state's land mass but are home to 50.5% of its population.[1]

Municipalities in Mississippi are classified according to population size. At time of incorporation, municipalities with populations of more than 2,000 are classified as cities, municipalities containing between 301 and 2000 persons are considered towns, and municipalities between 100 and 300 persons are called villages.[3] Places may incorporate to become a city, town or village by through a petition signed by two–thirds of the qualified voters who reside in the proposed municipality.[3] The major function of municipal governments are to provide services for its citizens such as maintaining roads and bridges, providing law, fire protection, and health and sanitation services.[3]

The largest municipality by population in Mississippi is Jackson with 173,514 residents, and the smallest is Satartia with 55 residents.[1] The largest municipality by land area is Jackson which spans 111.05 sq mi (287.6 km2), while Sidon is the smallest at 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2).[1] The city of Natchez is the oldest municipality in Mississippi incorporating on March 10, 1803, and the city of Diamondhead is the state's newest municipality incorporating on January 30, 2012.[3]

List of municipalities[edit]

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List of municipalities in Mississippi
Name Type[1] County[1] Population
(2010)[1]
Population
(2000)[1]
Change Land area
(2010)[1]
Population density Incorporation date[3]
sq mi km2
Abbeville Town Lafayette 419 423 −0.9% 3.46 9.0 121.1/sq mi (46.8/km2) June 24, 1870
AberdeenCounty seat City Monroe 5,612 6,415 −12.5% 12.09 31.3 464.2/sq mi (179.2/km2) May 12, 1837
AckermanCounty seat Town Choctaw 1,510 1,696 −11.0% 2.25 5.8 671.1/sq mi (259.1/km2) February 16, 1884
Algoma Town Pontotoc 590 508 +16.1% 6.60 17.1 89.4/sq mi (34.5/km2) September 14, 1987
Alligator Town Bolivar 208 220 −5.5% 0.99 2.6 210.1/sq mi (81.1/km2) July 9, 1927
Amory City Monroe 7,316 6,956 +5.2% 12.54 32.5 583.4/sq mi (225.3/km2) February 7, 1888
Anguilla Town Sharkey 726 907 −20.0% 1.03 2.7 704.9/sq mi (272.1/km2) October 4, 1913
Arcola Town Washington 361 563 −35.9% 0.22 0.57 1,640.9/sq mi (633.6/km2) September 30, 1904
Artesia Town Lowndes 440 498 −11.6% 0.73 1.9 602.7/sq mi (232.7/km2) February 5, 1875
AshlandCounty seat Town Benton 569 577 −1.4% 1.82 4.7 312.6/sq mi (120.7/km2) March 8, 1871
Baldwyn City Lee, Prentiss 3,297 3,321 −0.7% 11.59 30.0 284.5/sq mi (109.8/km2) April 1, 1861
Bassfield Town Jefferson Davis 254 315 −19.4% 1.09 2.8 233.0/sq mi (90.0/km2) October 6, 1903
BatesvilleCounty seat City Panola 7,463 7,113 +4.9% 19.95 51.7 374.1/sq mi (144.4/km2) August 10, 1860
Bay St. LouisCounty seat City Hancock 9,260 8,209 +12.8% 14.69 38.0 630.4/sq mi (243.4/km2) March 10, 1904
Bay SpringsCounty seat City Jasper 1,786 2,097 −14.8% 14.94 38.7 119.5/sq mi (46.2/km2) February 22, 1882
Beaumont Town Perry 951 977 −2.7% 3.45 8.9 275.7/sq mi (106.4/km2) August 5, 1955
Beauregard Village Copiah 326 265 +23.0% 0.92 2.4 354.3/sq mi (136.8/km2) November 21, 1865
Belmont Town Tishomingo 2,021 1,961 +3.1% 4.65 12.0 434.6/sq mi (167.8/km2) January 22, 1908
BelzoniCounty seat City Humphreys 2,235 2,663 −16.1% 1.02 2.6 2,191.2/sq mi (846.0/km2) March 12, 1895
Benoit Town Bolivar 477 611 −21.9% 0.97 2.5 491.8/sq mi (189.9/km2) February 19, 1890
Bentonia Town Yazoo 440 500 −12.0% 1.42 3.7 309.9/sq mi (119.6/km2) March 14, 1884
Beulah Town Bolivar 348 473 −26.4% 0.46 1.2 756.5/sq mi (292.1/km2) March 7, 1882
Big Creek Village Calhoun 154 127 +21.3% 1.14 3.0 135.1/sq mi (52.2/km2) July 13, 1905
BiloxiCounty seat City Harrison 44,054 50,644 −13.0% 38.22 99.0 1,152.6/sq mi (445.0/km2) March 13, 1907
Blue Mountain Town Tippah 920 670 +37.3% 1.64 4.2 561.0/sq mi (216.6/km2) February 8, 1838
Blue Springs Village Union 228 144 +58.3% 1.02 2.6 223.5/sq mi (86.3/km2) January 31, 1877
Bolton Town Hinds 567 629 −9.9% 1.52 3.9 373.0/sq mi (144.0/km2) March 15, 1888
BoonevilleCounty seat City Prentiss 8,743 8,625 +1.4% 25.75 66.7 339.5/sq mi (131.1/km2) May 8, 1871
Boyle Town Bolivar 650 720 −9.7% 1.40 3.6 464.3/sq mi (179.3/km2) December 12, 1861
BrandonCounty seat City Rankin 21,705 16,436 +32.1% 25.91 67.1 837.7/sq mi (323.4/km2) August 5, 1895
Braxton Village Simpson 183 181 +1.1% 0.59 1.5 310.2/sq mi (119.8/km2) December 19, 1831
BrookhavenCounty seat City Lincoln 12,513 9,861 +26.9% 21.64 56.0 578.2/sq mi (223.3/km2) December 9, 1901
Brooksville Town Noxubee 1,223 1,182 +3.5% 1.59 4.1 769.2/sq mi (297.0/km2) November 15, 1858
Bruce Town Calhoun 1,939 2,097 −7.5% 2.44 6.3 794.7/sq mi (306.8/km2) February 7, 1860
Bude Town Franklin 1,063 1,037 +2.5% 1.43 3.7 743.4/sq mi (287.0/km2) June 16, 1927
Burnsville Town Tishomingo 936 1,034 −9.5% 4.77 12.4 196.2/sq mi (75.8/km2) April 30, 1914
Byhalia Town Marshall 1,302 706 +84.4% 7.17 18.6 181.6/sq mi (70.1/km2) January 25, 1858
Byram[a] City Hinds 11,489 18.36 47.6 625.8/sq mi (241.6/km2) June 16, 2009[4]
Caledonia Town Lowndes 1,041 1,015 +2.6% 2.82 7.3 369.1/sq mi (142.5/km2) April 21, 1873
Calhoun City Town Calhoun 1,774 1,872 −5.2% 2.36 6.1 751.7/sq mi (290.2/km2) December 23, 1904
CantonCounty seat City Madison 13,189 12,911 +2.2% 21.24 55.0 621.0/sq mi (239.8/km2) July 23, 1906
CarrolltonCounty seat Town Carroll 190 408 −53.4% 0.78 2.0 243.6/sq mi (94.1/km2) February 27, 1836
CarthageCounty seat City Leake 5,075 4,637 +9.4% 9.29 24.1 546.3/sq mi (210.9/km2) February 27, 1836
Cary Town Sharkey 313 427 −26.7% 0.71 1.8 440.8/sq mi (170.2/km2) May 12, 1837
Centreville Town Amite, Wilkinson 1,684 1,680 +0.2% 2.32 6.0 725.9/sq mi (280.3/km2) February 5, 1880
CharlestonCounty seat City Tallahatchie 2,193 2,198 −0.2% 1.35 3.5 1,624.4/sq mi (627.2/km2) February 28, 1848
Chunky Town Newton 326 344 −5.2% 0.83 2.1 392.8/sq mi (151.6/km2) December 24, 1900
ClarksdaleCounty seat City Coahoma 17,962 20,645 −13.0% 13.89 36.0 1,293.2/sq mi (499.3/km2) February 25, 1882
ClevelandCounty seat City Bolivar 12,334 13,841 −10.9% 7.30 18.9 1,689.6/sq mi (652.4/km2) March 25, 1886
Clinton City Hinds 25,216 23,347 +8.0% 41.82 108.3 603.0/sq mi (232.8/km2) February 12, 1830
Coahoma Town Coahoma 377 325 +16.0% 0.20 0.52 1,885.0/sq mi (727.8/km2) February 18, 1890
CoffeevilleCounty seat Town Yalobusha 905 930 −2.7% 2.14 5.5 422.9/sq mi (163.3/km2) February 7, 1836
Coldwater Town Tate 1,677 1,674 +0.2% 2.37 6.1 707.6/sq mi (273.2/km2) November 15, 1858
CollinsCounty seat City Covington 2,586 2,683 −3.6% 7.96 20.6 324.9/sq mi (125.4/km2) November 27, 1906
ColumbiaCounty seat City Marion 6,582 6,603 −0.3% 6.75 17.5 975.1/sq mi (376.5/km2) December 16, 1812
ColumbusCounty seat City Lowndes 23,640 25,944 −8.9% 22.06 57.1 1,071.6/sq mi (413.8/km2) February 1822
Como Town Panola 1,279 1,310 −2.4% 1.89 4.9 676.7/sq mi (261.3/km2) February 20, 1880
CorinthCounty seat City Alcorn 14,573 14,054 +3.7% 30.16 78.1 483.2/sq mi (186.6/km2) March 12, 1856
Courtland Town Panola 511 460 +11.1% 1.13 2.9 452.2/sq mi (174.6/km2) March 30, 1871
Crawford Town Lowndes 641 655 −2.1% 1.40 3.6 457.9/sq mi (176.8/km2) January 26, 1854
Crenshaw Town Panola, Quitman 885 916 −3.4% 0.41 1.1 2,158.5/sq mi (833.4/km2) August 22, 1903
Crosby Town Amite, Wilkinson 318 360 −11.7% 2.12 5.5 150.0/sq mi (57.9/km2) April 4, 1934
Crowder Town Panola, Quitman 712 766 −7.0% 0.46 1.2 1,547.8/sq mi (597.6/km2) March 2, 1917
Cruger Town Holmes 386 449 −14.0% 0.96 2.5 402.1/sq mi (155.2/km2) March 19, 1890
Crystal Springs City Copiah 5,044 5,873 −14.1% 5.43 14.1 928.9/sq mi (358.7/km2) June 4, 1859
DecaturCounty seat Town Newton 1,841 1,426 +29.1% 5.50 14.2 334.7/sq mi (129.2/km2) February 22, 1840
De KalbCounty seat Town Kemper 1,164 972 +19.8% 3.32 8.6 350.6/sq mi (135.4/km2) February 16, 1839
Derma Town Calhoun 1,025 1,023 +0.2% 1.77 4.6 579.1/sq mi (223.6/km2) November 21, 1905
D'Iberville City Harrison 9,486 7,608 +24.7% 7.06 18.3 1,343.6/sq mi (518.8/km2) February 11, 1988
D'Lo Town Simpson 452 394 +14.7% 0.69 1.8 655.1/sq mi (252.9/km2) August 16, 1901
Diamondhead[b] City Hancock 8,425 5,912 +42.5% 11.09 28.7 759.7/sq mi (293.3/km2) February 6, 2012
Doddsville Town Sunflower 98 108 −9.3% 0.77 2.0 127.3/sq mi (49.1/km2) September 17, 1920
Drew City Sunflower 1,927 2,434 −20.8% 1.12 2.9 1,720.5/sq mi (664.3/km2) September 23, 1899
Duck Hill Town Montgomery 732 746 −1.9% 1.03 2.7 710.7/sq mi (274.4/km2) July 21, 1870
Dumas Town Tippah 470 452 +4.0% 3.90 10.1 120.5/sq mi (46.5/km2) December 21, 1874
Duncan Town Bolivar 423 578 −26.8% 0.92 2.4 459.8/sq mi (177.5/km2) February 24, 1890
Durant City Holmes 2,673 2,932 −8.8% 2.24 5.8 1,193.3/sq mi (460.7/km2) November 21, 1865
Ecru Town Pontotoc 895 947 −5.5% 4.72 12.2 189.6/sq mi (73.2/km2) November 19, 1904
Eden Village Yazoo 103 126 −18.3% 0.47 1.2 219.1/sq mi (84.6/km2) February 24, 1890
Edwards Town Hinds 1,034 1,347 −23.2% 1.66 4.3 622.9/sq mi (240.5/km2) June 21, 1871
EllisvilleCounty seat City Jones 4,448 3,465 +28.4% 10.52 27.2 422.8/sq mi (163.2/km2) March 11, 1884
Enterprise Town Clarke 526 474 +11.0% 2.44 6.3 215.6/sq mi (83.2/km2) February 18, 1846
Ethel Town Attala 418 452 −7.5% 0.58 1.5 720.7/sq mi (278.3/km2) June 7, 1911
Eupora City Webster 2,197 2,326 −5.5% 3.32 8.6 661.7/sq mi (255.5/km2) May 14, 1890
Falcon Town Quitman 167 317 −47.3% 0.39 1.0 428.2/sq mi (165.3/km2) April 5, 1971
Falkner Town Tippah 514 212 +142.5% 5.07 13.1 101.4/sq mi (39.1/km2) April 2, 1874
Farmington Town Alcorn 2,186 1,810 +20.8% 6.38 16.5 342.6/sq mi (132.3/km2) September 9, 1997
FayetteCounty seat City Jefferson 1,614 2,242 −28.0% 1.18 3.1 1,367.8/sq mi (528.1/km2) February 12, 1830
Flora Town Madison 1,886 1,546 +22.0% 3.02 7.8 624.5/sq mi (241.1/km2) January 29, 1886
Florence Town Rankin 4,141 2,396 +72.8% 8.07 20.9 513.1/sq mi (198.1/km2) May 30, 1905
Flowood City Rankin 7,823 4,750 +64.7% 28.41 73.6 275.4/sq mi (106.3/km2) November 20, 1950
ForestCounty seat City Scott 5,684 5,987 −5.1% 13.08 33.9 434.6/sq mi (167.8/km2) November 21, 1865
French Camp Town Choctaw 174 393 −55.7% 0.98 2.5 177.6/sq mi (68.6/km2) February 27, 1854
Friars Point Town Coahoma 1,200 1,480 −18.9% 1.10 2.8 1,090.9/sq mi (421.2/km2) October 31, 1865
FultonCounty seat City Itawamba 3,961 3,882 +2.0% 8.49 22.0 466.5/sq mi (180.1/km2) May 11, 1837
Gattman Village Monroe 90 114 −21.1% 0.56 1.5 160.7/sq mi (62.1/km2) February 4, 1829
Gautier City Jackson 18,572 11,681 +59.0% 30.23 78.3 614.4/sq mi (237.2/km2) May 14, 1986
Georgetown Town Copiah 286 344 −16.9% 0.67 1.7 426.9/sq mi (164.8/km2) September 27, 1909
Glen Town Alcorn 412 286 +44.1% 4.66 12.1 88.4/sq mi (34.1/km2) April 23, 1993
Glendora Village Tallahatchie 151 285 −47.0% 0.14 0.36 1,078.6/sq mi (416.4/km2) March 19, 1900
Gloster Town Amite 960 1,073 −10.5% 1.82 4.7 527.5/sq mi (203.7/km2) March 11, 1884
Golden Town Tishomingo 191 201 −5.0% 0.58 1.5 329.3/sq mi (127.1/km2) February 8, 1908
Goodman Town Holmes 1,386 1,252 +10.7% 0.82 2.1 1,690.2/sq mi (652.6/km2) November 21, 1865
GreenvilleCounty seat City Washington 34,400 41,633 −17.4% 26.89 69.6 1,279.3/sq mi (493.9/km2) June 24, 1870
GreenwoodCounty seat City Leflore 15,205 18,425 −17.5% 12.34 32.0 1,232.2/sq mi (475.7/km2) February 16, 1844
GrenadaCounty seat City Grenada 13,092 14,879 −12.0% 30.01 77.7 436.3/sq mi (168.4/km2) February 27, 1836
GulfportCounty seat City Harrison 67,793 71,127 −4.7% 55.59 144.0 1,219.5/sq mi (470.9/km2) July 28, 1898
Gunnison Town Bolivar 452 633 −28.6% 0.98 2.5 461.2/sq mi (178.1/km2) May 7, 1892
Guntown Town Lee 2,083 1,183 +76.1% 4.66 12.1 447.0/sq mi (172.6/km2) February 16, 1867
Hatley Town Monroe 482 476 +1.3% 1.37 3.5 351.8/sq mi (135.8/km2) February 14, 1914
HattiesburgCounty seat City Forrest, Lamar 45,989 44,779 +2.7% 53.39 138.3 861.4/sq mi (332.6/km2) March 11, 1884
HazlehurstCounty seat City Copiah 4,009 4,400 −8.9% 4.38 11.3 915.3/sq mi (353.4/km2) September 21, 1859
Heidelberg Town Jasper 718 840 −14.5% 5.11 13.2 140.5/sq mi (54.3/km2) March 12, 1884
HernandoCounty seat City DeSoto 14,090 6,812 +106.8% 25.73 66.6 547.6/sq mi (211.4/km2) May 13, 1837
Hickory Town Newton 530 499 +6.2% 0.94 2.4 563.8/sq mi (217.7/km2) December 5, 1865
Hickory Flat Town Benton 601 565 +6.4% 0.96 2.5 626.0/sq mi (241.7/km2) April 6, 1874
Hollandale City Washington 2,702 3,437 −21.4% 2.22 5.7 1,217.1/sq mi (469.9/km2) February 24, 1890
Holly SpringsCounty seat City Marshall 7,699 7,957 −3.2% 12.78 33.1 602.4/sq mi (232.6/km2) May 12, 1837
Horn Lake City DeSoto 26,066 14,099 +84.9% 16.02 41.5 1,627.1/sq mi (628.2/km2) April 13, 1871
HoustonCounty seat City Chickasaw 3,623 4,079 −11.2% 7.38 19.1 490.9/sq mi (189.5/km2) May 9, 1837
IndianolaCounty seat City Sunflower 10,683 12,066 −11.5% 8.57 22.2 1,246.6/sq mi (481.3/km2) January 7, 1886
Inverness Town Sunflower 1,019 1,153 −11.6% 1.44 3.7 707.6/sq mi (273.2/km2) March 5, 1904
Isola Town Humphreys 713 768 −7.2% 0.74 1.9 963.5/sq mi (372.0/km2) June 1, 1910
Itta Bena City Leflore 2,049 2,208 −7.2% 1.42 3.7 1,443.0/sq mi (557.1/km2) August 1, 1898
IukaCounty seat City Tishomingo 3,028 3,059 −1.0% 9.69 25.1 312.5/sq mi (120.7/km2) December 11, 1857
JacksonState capital City Hinds, Madison, Rankin 173,514 184,256 −5.8% 111.05 287.6 1,562.5/sq mi (603.3/km2) February 22, 1840
Jonestown Town Coahoma 1,298 1,701 −23.7% 0.39 1.0 3,328.2/sq mi (1,285.0/km2) March 6, 1880
Jumpertown Town Prentiss 480 404 +18.8% 1.79 4.6 268.2/sq mi (103.5/km2) November 26, 1975
Kilmichael Town Montgomery 699 830 −15.8% 2.79 7.2 250.5/sq mi (96.7/km2) December 24, 1906
KosciuskoCounty seat City Attala 7,402 7,372 +0.4% 7.54 19.5 981.7/sq mi (379.0/km2) February 27, 1836
Kossuth Village Alcorn 209 170 +22.9% 0.96 2.5 217.7/sq mi (84.1/km2) July 19, 1870
Lake Town Newton, Scott 324 408 −20.6% 1.11 2.9 291.9/sq mi (112.7/km2) February 9, 1867
Lambert Town Quitman 1,638 1,967 −16.7% 0.85 2.2 1,927.1/sq mi (744.0/km2) May 12, 1905
LaurelCounty seat City Jones 18,540 18,393 +0.8% 16.24 42.1 1,141.6/sq mi (440.8/km2) March 11, 1886
LeakesvilleCounty seat Town Greene 898 1,026 −12.5% 1.58 4.1 568.4/sq mi (219.4/km2) January 7, 1904
Learned Town Hinds 94 50 +88.0% 0.34 0.88 276.5/sq mi (106.7/km2) March 14, 1884
Leland City Washington 4,481 5,502 −18.6% 3.59 9.3 1,248.2/sq mi (481.9/km2) February 20, 1886
Lena Town Leake 148 167 −11.4% 1.66 4.3 89.2/sq mi (34.4/km2) April 18, 1912
LexingtonCounty seat City Holmes 1,731 2,025 −14.5% 2.42 6.3 715.3/sq mi (276.2/km2) February 25, 1836
LibertyCounty seat Town Amite 728 633 +15.0% 2.06 5.3 353.4/sq mi (136.4/km2) February 24, 1809
Long Beach City Harrison 14,792 17,320 −14.6% 10.00 25.9 1,479.2/sq mi (571.1/km2) August 10, 1905
Louin Town Jasper 277 339 −18.3% 6.06 15.7 45.7/sq mi (17.6/km2) July 29, 1904
Louise Town Humphreys 199 315 −36.8% 0.18 0.47 1,105.6/sq mi (426.9/km2) December 8, 1909
LouisvilleCounty seat City Winston 6,631 7,006 −5.4% 15.07 39.0 440.0/sq mi (169.9/km2) February 14, 1836
LucedaleCounty seat City George 2,923 2,458 +18.9% 6.39 16.6 457.4/sq mi (176.6/km2) June 6, 1901
Lula Town Coahoma 298 370 −19.5% 0.42 1.1 709.5/sq mi (273.9/km2) February 24, 1890
Lumberton City Lamar, Pearl River 2,086 2,228 −6.4% 7.24 18.8 288.1/sq mi (111.2/km2) January 28, 1895
Lyon Town Coahoma 350 418 −16.3% 0.47 1.2 744.7/sq mi (287.5/km2) April 10, 1899
Maben Town Oktibbeha, Webster 871 803 +8.5% 1.94 5.0 449.0/sq mi (173.3/km2) February 13, 1890
McComb City Pike 12,790 13,337 −4.1% 11.57 30.0 1,105.4/sq mi (426.8/km2) April 5, 1872
McCool Town Attala 135 182 −25.8% 0.94 2.4 143.6/sq mi (55.5/km2) January 24, 1884
McLain Town Greene 441 603 −26.9% 3.39 8.8 130.1/sq mi (50.2/km2) May 27, 1903
MaconCounty seat City Noxubee 2,768 2,461 +12.5% 3.83 9.9 722.7/sq mi (279.0/km2) February 14, 1836
Madison City Madison 24,149 14,692 +64.4% 25.22 65.3 957.5/sq mi (369.7/km2) November 30, 1944
Magee City Simpson 4,408 4,200 +5.0% 5.13 13.3 859.3/sq mi (331.8/km2) July 23, 1900
MagnoliaCounty seat City Pike 2,420 2,071 +16.9% 6.14 15.9 394.1/sq mi (152.2/km2) April 26, 1859
Mantachie Town Itawamba 1,144 1,107 +3.3% 3.94 10.2 290.4/sq mi (112.1/km2) June 4, 1903
Mantee Village Webster 232 169 +37.3% 4.49 11.6 51.7/sq mi (20.0/km2) February 9, 1900
Marietta Town Prentiss 256 248 +3.2% 1.78 4.6 143.8/sq mi (55.5/km2) March 12, 1856
Marion Town Lauderdale 1,479 1,305 +13.3% 2.91 7.5 508.2/sq mi (196.2/km2) February 8, 1838
MarksCounty seat City Quitman 1,735 1,551 +11.9% 1.28 3.3 1,355.5/sq mi (523.3/km2) January 1, 1907
Mathiston Town Choctaw, Webster 698 720 −3.1% 2.46 6.4 283.7/sq mi (109.6/km2) February 24, 1890
MayersvilleCounty seat Town Issaquena 547 795 −31.2% 1.10 2.8 497.3/sq mi (192.0/km2) April 5, 1872
MeadvilleCounty seat Town Franklin 449 519 −13.5% 1.10 2.8 408.2/sq mi (157.6/km2) August 21, 1906
MendenhallCounty seat City Simpson 2,504 2,555 −2.0% 5.35 13.9 468.0/sq mi (180.7/km2) January 30, 1905
MeridianCounty seat City Lauderdale 41,148 39,968 +3.0% 53.74 139.2 765.7/sq mi (295.6/km2) February 10, 1860
MerigoldCounty seat Town Bolivar 439 664 −33.9% 0.97 2.5 452.6/sq mi (174.7/km2) March 11, 1901
MetcalfeCounty seat Town Washington 1,067 1,109 −3.8% 1.00 2.6 1,067.0/sq mi (412.0/km2) November 4, 1977
Mize Town Smith 340 285 +19.3% 2.31 6.0 147.2/sq mi (56.8/km2) April 18, 1902
MonticelloCounty seat Town Lawrence 1,571 1,726 −9.0% 4.17 10.8 376.7/sq mi (145.5/km2) November 10, 1904
Montrose Town Jasper 140 127 +10.2% 2.71 7.0 51.7/sq mi (19.9/km2) August 23, 1904
Moorhead City Sunflower 2,405 2,573 −6.5% 1.30 3.4 1,850.0/sq mi (714.3/km2) December 14, 1899
Morgan City Town Leflore 255 305 −16.4% 0.59 1.5 432.2/sq mi (166.9/km2) February 12, 1968
Morton City Scott 3,462 3,482 −0.6% 7.19 18.6 481.5/sq mi (185.9/km2) April 10, 1861
Moss Point City Jackson 13,704 15,851 −13.5% 24.16 62.6 567.2/sq mi (219.0/km2) April 29, 1901
Mound Bayou City Bolivar 1,533 2,102 −27.1% 0.88 2.3 1,742.0/sq mi (672.6/km2) February 23, 1898
Mount Olive Town Covington 982 893 +10.0% 3.10 8.0 316.8/sq mi (122.3/km2) May 18, 1900
Myrtle Town Union 490 407 +20.4% 2.08 5.4 235.6/sq mi (91.0/km2) February 1, 1890
NatchezCounty seat City Adams 15,792 18,464 −14.5% 13.20 34.2 1,196.4/sq mi (461.9/km2) March 10, 1803
Nettleton City Lee, Monroe 1,992 1,932 +3.1% 4.03 10.4 494.3/sq mi (190.8/km2) March 9, 1888
New AlbanyCounty seat City Union 8,034 7,607 +5.6% 18.23 47.2 440.7/sq mi (170.2/km2) March 4, 1850
New AugustaCounty seat Town Perry 644 715 −9.9% 5.14 13.3 125.3/sq mi (48.4/km2) June 3, 1953
New Hebron Town Lawrence 447 447 0.0% 0.67 1.7 667.2/sq mi (257.6/km2) March 12, 1906
New Houlka Town Chickasaw 626 710 −11.8% 1.23 3.2 508.9/sq mi (196.5/km2) November 20, 1905
Newton City Newton 3,373 3,699 −8.8% 7.15 18.5 471.7/sq mi (182.1/km2) October 30, 1866
North Carrollton Town Carroll 473 499 −5.2% 0.32 0.83 1,478.1/sq mi (570.7/km2) March 29, 1899
Noxapater Town Winston 472 419 +12.6% 1.01 2.6 467.3/sq mi (180.4/km2) April 25, 1906
Oakland Town Yalobusha 527 586 −10.1% 1.37 3.5 384.7/sq mi (148.5/km2) February 28, 1848
Ocean Springs City Jackson 17,442 17,225 +1.3% 11.52 29.8 1,514.1/sq mi (584.6/km2) February 27, 1854
OkolonaCounty seat City Chickasaw 2,692 3,056 −11.9% 6.65 17.2 404.8/sq mi (156.3/km2) March 4, 1850
Olive Branch City DeSoto 33,484 21,054 +59.0% 36.70 95.1 912.4/sq mi (352.3/km2) April 11, 1873
Osyka Town Pike 440 481 −8.5% 1.06 2.7 415.1/sq mi (160.3/km2) November 3, 1858
OxfordCounty seat City Lafayette 18,916 11,756 +60.9% 15.83 41.0 1,194.9/sq mi (461.4/km2) May 11, 1837
Pace Town Bolivar 274 364 −24.7% 0.15 0.39 1,826.7/sq mi (705.3/km2) May 25, 1923
Pachuta Town Clarke 261 245 +6.5% 2.44 6.3 107.0/sq mi (41.3/km2) February 5, 1890
Paden Village Tishomingo 116 106 +9.4% 0.90 2.3 128.9/sq mi (49.8/km2) September 18, 1919
PascagoulaCounty seat City Jackson 22,392 26,200 −14.5% 15.38 39.8 1,455.9/sq mi (562.1/km2) February 9, 1838
Pass Christian City Harrison 4,613 6,579 −29.9% 8.29 21.5 556.5/sq mi (214.8/km2) February 21, 1848
Pearl City Rankin 25,092 21,961 +14.3% 23.60 61.1 1,063.2/sq mi (410.5/km2) June 5, 1973
Pelahatchie Town Rankin 1,334 1,461 −8.7% 5.93 15.4 225.0/sq mi (86.9/km2) March 3, 1882
Petal City Forrest 10,454 7,579 +37.9% 16.87 43.7 619.7/sq mi (239.3/km2) February 21, 1973
PhiladelphiaCounty seat City Neshoba 7,477 7,303 +2.4% 12.21 31.6 612.4/sq mi (236.4/km2) February 15, 1838
Picayune City Pearl River 10,878 10,535 +3.3% 12.96 33.6 839.4/sq mi (324.1/km2) September 30, 1904
Pickens Town Holmes 1,157 1,325 −12.7% 1.28 3.3 903.9/sq mi (349.0/km2) April 10, 1893
PittsboroCounty seat Village Calhoun 202 212 −4.7% 0.98 2.5 206.1/sq mi (79.6/km2) October 16, 1852
Plantersville Town Lee 1,155 1,144 +1.0% 2.09 5.4 552.6/sq mi (213.4/km2) February 24, 1890
Polkville Town Smith 833 132 +531.1% 17.18 44.5 48.5/sq mi (18.7/km2) June 6, 1969
PontotocCounty seat City Pontotoc 5,625 5,253 +7.1% 11.18 29.0 503.1/sq mi (194.3/km2) May 3, 1837
Pope Village Panola 215 241 −10.8% 1.06 2.7 202.8/sq mi (78.3/km2) April 4, 1872
PoplarvilleCounty seat City Pearl River 2,894 2,601 +11.3% 5.42 14.0 533.9/sq mi (206.2/km2) March 15, 1884
Port GibsonCounty seat City Claiborne 1,567 1,840 −14.8% 1.76 4.6 890.3/sq mi (343.8/km2) March 12, 1803
Potts Camp Town Marshall 523 494 +5.9% 0.97 2.5 539.2/sq mi (208.2/km2) February 28, 1888
PrentissCounty seat Town Jefferson Davis 1,081 1,158 −6.6% 1.90 4.9 568.9/sq mi (219.7/km2) March 3, 1903
Puckett Village Rankin 316 354 −10.7% 2.17 5.6 145.6/sq mi (56.2/km2) October 20, 1955
PurvisCounty seat City Lamar 2,175 2,164 +0.5% 3.88 10.0 560.6/sq mi (216.4/km2) February 25, 1888
QuitmanCounty seat City Clarke 2,323 2,463 −5.7% 5.18 13.4 448.5/sq mi (173.1/km2) February 14, 1839
RaleighCounty seat Town Smith 1,462 1,255 +16.5% 5.10 13.2 286.7/sq mi (110.7/km2) July 1, 1935
RaymondCounty seat City Hinds 1,933 1,664 +16.2% 3.00 7.8 644.3/sq mi (248.8/km2) December 15, 1830
Renova Town Bolivar 668 623 +7.2% 0.87 2.3 767.8/sq mi (296.5/km2) July 27, 1920
Richland City Rankin 6,912 6,027 +14.7% 12.52 32.4 552.1/sq mi (213.2/km2) October 31, 1974[5]
Richton Town Perry 1,068 1,038 +2.9% 2.29 5.9 466.4/sq mi (180.1/km2) October 14, 1905
Ridgeland City Madison 24,047 20,173 +19.2% 19.61 50.8 1,226.3/sq mi (473.5/km2) December 29, 1899
Rienzi Town Alcorn 317 330 −3.9% 0.99 2.6 320.2/sq mi (123.6/km2) December 14, 1859
RipleyCounty seat City Tippah 5,395 5,478 −1.5% 11.32 29.3 476.6/sq mi (184.0/km2) May 9, 1837
Rolling ForkCounty seat City Sharkey 2,143 2,486 −13.8% 1.41 3.7 1,519.9/sq mi (586.8/km2) March 5, 1880
RosedaleCounty seat City Bolivar 1,873 2,414 −22.4% 5.41 14.0 346.2/sq mi (133.7/km2) February 2, 1882
Roxie Town Franklin 497 569 −12.7% 1.13 2.9 439.8/sq mi (169.8/km2) September 6, 1911
Ruleville City Sunflower 3,007 3,234 −7.0% 2.52 6.5 1,193.3/sq mi (460.7/km2) September 23, 1899
Sallis Town Attala 134 114 +17.5% 0.41 1.1 326.8/sq mi (126.2/km2) March 4, 1875
Saltillo City Lee 4,752 3,393 +40.1% 8.19 21.2 580.2/sq mi (224.0/km2) July 20, 1870
Sandersville Town Jones 731 789 −7.4% 4.95 12.8 147.7/sq mi (57.0/km2) March 12, 1884
SardisCounty seat Town Panola 1,703 2,038 −16.4% 2.00 5.2 851.5/sq mi (328.8/km2) October 22, 1866
Satartia Village Yazoo 55 68 −19.1% 0.14 0.36 392.9/sq mi (151.7/km2) February 20, 1875
Schlater Town Leflore 310 388 −20.1% 1.15 3.0 269.6/sq mi (104.1/km2) September 23, 1968
Scooba Town Kemper 732 632 +15.8% 2.48 6.4 295.2/sq mi (114.0/km2) April 9, 1873
Sebastopol Town County 272 233 +16.7% 1.50 3.9 181.3/sq mi (70.0/km2) October 6, 1926
Seminary Town Covington 314 335 −6.3% 1.51 3.9 207.9/sq mi (80.3/km2) November 10, 1899
SenatobiaCounty seat City Tate 8,165 6,682 +22.2% 15.56 40.3 524.7/sq mi (202.6/km2) February 10, 1860
Shannon Town Lee 1,753 1,657 +5.8% 4.05 10.5 432.8/sq mi (167.1/km2) July 20, 1870
Shaw City Bolivar, Sunflower 1,952 2,312 −15.6% 1.11 2.9 1,758.6/sq mi (679.0/km2) March 15, 1886
Shelby City Bolivar 2,229 2,926 −23.8% 2.73 7.1 816.5/sq mi (315.2/km2) February 19, 1890
Sherman Town Lee, Pontotoc, Union 650 548 +18.6% 1.74 4.5 373.6/sq mi (144.2/km2) March 3, 1888
Shubuta Town Clarke 441 651 −32.3% 2.41 6.2 183.0/sq mi (70.7/km2) November 8, 1865
Shuqualak Town Noxubee 501 562 −10.9% 1.13 2.9 443.4/sq mi (171.2/km2) July 16, 1859
Sidon Town Leflore 509 672 −24.3% 0.12 0.31 4,241.7/sq mi (1,637.7/km2) April 5, 1872
Silver City Town Humphreys 337 337 0.0% 0.60 1.6 561.7/sq mi (216.9/km2) September 21, 1904
Silver Creek Town Lawrence 210 209 +0.5% 1.49 3.9 140.9/sq mi (54.4/km2) May 4, 1904
Slate Springs Village Calhoun 110 121 −9.1% 1.42 3.7 77.5/sq mi (29.9/km2) February 11, 1882
Sledge Town Quitman 545 529 +3.0% 0.52 1.3 1,048.1/sq mi (404.7/km2) February 28, 1913
Smithville Town Monroe 942 882 +6.8% 1.48 3.8 636.5/sq mi (245.7/km2) January 26, 1852
Snow Lake Shores Town Benton 319 300 +6.3% 0.68 1.8 469.1/sq mi (181.1/km2) July 15, 1996
Soso Town Jones 408 379 +7.7% 2.12 5.5 192.5/sq mi (74.3/km2) June 28, 1901
Southaven City DeSoto 48,982 28,977 +69.0% 41.25 106.8 1,187.4/sq mi (458.5/km2) March 25, 1980
StarkvilleCounty seat City Oktibbeha 23,888 21,869 +9.2% 25.51 66.1 936.4/sq mi (361.6/km2) May 11, 1837
State Line Town Greene, Wayne 565 555 +1.8% 4.26 11.0 132.6/sq mi (51.2/km2) February 12, 1875
Stonewall Town Clarke 1,088 1,149 −5.3% 2.66 6.9 409.0/sq mi (157.9/km2) December 1, 1965
Sturgis Town Oktibbeha 254 206 +23.3% 1.29 3.3 196.9/sq mi (76.0/km2) March 13, 1886
Summit Town Pike 1,705 1,428 +19.4% 2.26 5.9 754.4/sq mi (291.3/km2) January 21, 1858
SumnerCounty seat Town Tallahatchie 316 407 −22.4% 0.55 1.4 574.5/sq mi (221.8/km2) February 26, 1900
Sumrall Town Lamar 1,421 1,005 +41.4% 3.74 9.7 379.9/sq mi (146.7/km2) October 6, 1903
Sunflower Town Sunflower 1,159 696 +66.5% 0.61 1.6 1,900.0/sq mi (733.6/km2) February 18, 1914
Sylvarena Village Smith 112 120 −6.7% 2.62 6.8 42.7/sq mi (16.5/km2) February 10, 1969
Taylor Village Lafayette 322 289 +11.4% 2.93 7.6 109.9/sq mi (42.4/km2) January 23, 1907
Taylorsville Town Smith 1,353 1,341 +0.9% 3.86 10.0 350.5/sq mi (135.3/km2) July 9, 1900
Tchula Town Holmes 2,096 2,332 −10.1% 1.41 3.7 1,486.5/sq mi (574.0/km2) February 27, 1836
Terry Town Hinds 1,063 664 +60.1% 3.81 9.9 279.0/sq mi (107.7/km2) February 19, 1867
Thaxton Town Pontotoc 643 513 +25.3% 10.33 26.8 62.2/sq mi (24.0/km2) June 15, 1973
Tillatoba Town Yalobusha 91 121 −24.8% 1.01 2.6 90.1/sq mi (34.8/km2) September 4, 1873[6][7]
Tishomingo Town Tishomingo 339 316 +7.3% 0.55 1.4 616.4/sq mi (238.0/km2) June 24, 1908
Toccopola Town Pontotoc 246 189 +30.2% 8.45 21.9 29.1/sq mi (11.2/km2) March 31, 1873
Tremont Town Itawamba 465 390 +19.2% 4.91 12.7 94.7/sq mi (36.6/km2) January 18, 1974
TunicaCounty seat Town Tunica 1,030 1,132 −9.0% 0.66 1.7 1,560.6/sq mi (602.6/km2) March 3, 1888
TupeloCounty seat City Lee 34,546 34,211 +1.0% 51.14 132.5 675.5/sq mi (260.8/km2) July 20, 1870
Tutwiler Town Tallahatchie 3,550 1,364 +160.3% 1.33 3.4 2,669.2/sq mi (1,030.6/km2) March 14, 1899
TylertownCounty seat Town Walthall 1,609 1,910 −15.8% 3.28 8.5 490.5/sq mi (189.4/km2) December 19, 1907
Union Town Neshoba, Newton 1,988 2,021 −1.6% 3.43 8.9 579.6/sq mi (223.8/km2) June 19, 1905
Utica Town Hinds 820 966 −15.1% 2.99 7.7 274.2/sq mi (105.9/km2) March 5, 1880
VaidenCounty seat Town Carroll 734 840 −12.6% 2.15 5.6 341.4/sq mi (131.8/km2) February 10, 1860
Vardaman Town Calhoun 1,316 1,065 +23.6% 1.36 3.5 967.6/sq mi (373.6/km2) December 30, 1904
Verona City Lee 3,006 3,334 −9.8% 3.72 9.6 808.1/sq mi (312.0/km2) July 18, 1860
VicksburgCounty seat City Warren 23,856 26,407 −9.7% 32.98 85.4 723.3/sq mi (279.3/km2) February 15, 1839
Walls[c] Town DeSoto 1,162 9.81 25.4 118.5/sq mi (45.7/km2) April 12, 1972
Walnut Town Tippah 771 754 +2.3% 5.43 14.1 142.0/sq mi (54.8/km2) May 1, 1912
Walnut Grove Town Leake 1,911 488 +291.6% 1.62 4.2 1,179.6/sq mi (455.5/km2) March 11, 1884
WalthallCounty seat Village Webster 144 170 −15.3% 0.97 2.5 148.5/sq mi (57.3/km2) February 1, 1877
Water ValleyCounty seat City Yalobusha 3,392 3,677 −7.8% 7.01 18.2 483.9/sq mi (186.8/km2) April 28, 1858
Waveland City Hancock 6,435 6,674 −3.6% 8.49 22.0 758.0/sq mi (292.6/km2) March 6, 1888
WaynesboroCounty seat City Wayne 5,043 5,197 −3.0% 12.69 32.9 397.4/sq mi (153.4/km2) April 11, 1876
Webb Town Tallahatchie 565 587 −3.7% 0.42 1.1 1,345.2/sq mi (519.4/km2) September 5, 1896
Weir Town Choctaw 459 553 −17.0% 1.05 2.7 437.1/sq mi (168.8/km2) February 16, 1884
Wesson Town County 1,925 1,693 +13.7% 4.45 11.5 432.6/sq mi (167.0/km2) March 31, 1864
West Town Holmes 185 220 −15.9% 0.56 1.5 330.4/sq mi (127.6/km2) November 3, 1865
West PointCounty seat City Clay 11,307 12,145 −6.9% 20.88 54.1 541.5/sq mi (209.1/km2) November 20, 1858
WigginsCounty seat City Stone 4,390 3,849 +14.1% 10.75 27.8 408.4/sq mi (157.7/km2) March 26, 1904
WinonaCounty seat City Montgomery 5,043 5,482 −8.0% 13.52 35.0 373.0/sq mi (144.0/km2) May 2, 1861
Winstonville Town Bolivar 191 319 −40.1% 0.30 0.78 636.7/sq mi (245.8/km2) February 16, 1917
Woodland Village Chickasaw 125 159 −21.4% 0.57 1.5 219.3/sq mi (84.7/km2) January 30, 1908
WoodvilleCounty seat Town Wilkinson 1,096 1,192 −8.1% 1.04 2.7 1,053.8/sq mi (406.9/km2) December 9, 1811
Yazoo CityCounty seat City Yazoo 11,403 14,550 −21.6% 9.84 25.5 1,158.8/sq mi (447.4/km2) March 15, 1884
Total 1,498,262 1,446,318 2,037.78 5,277.8 735.2/sq mi (283.9/km2)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The city incorporated on June 16, 2009.[4]
  2. ^ Census data is from Diamondhead Census Designated Place since the city incorporated in 2012.[3]
  3. ^ The adjacent village of Memphis incorporated 1972 but did not annex the larger community of Walls until 2003 thereby giving the town of Walls the official status of a municipality.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "GCT–PH1 – Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State — Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mississippi: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. III–2. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Municipal Government" (PDF). State of Mississippi. Secretary of State. October 2014. p. 381. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "2000–2010 Entity Changes" (txt). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "City of Jackson and City of Pearl v. Petitioners for Incorporation of the City of Richland". Supreme Court of Mississippi. 1975. Retrieved April 15, 2017 – via Leagle. 
  6. ^ Yalobusha County Economic Development Foundation. "A Brief History of the County". Yalobusha County. Yalobusha County Economic Development Foundation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-17. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ H.R. 289
  8. ^ Town of Walls (2016). "About our Town". Town of Walls. Town of Walls. Retrieved August 17, 2016.