Rentals in Mississippi

There are 1,276,441 housing units in Mississippi. Home owners account for 69.80% of the occupied homes in Mississippi with renters accounting for 30.20% or 326,625 homes. The average household size of rented homes is 2.65 persons. The average rent for an apartment in Mississippi in the last 12 months has been $452. The average rents for a 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed apartments have been $361, $439, and $508 respectively.

The capitol of Mississippi is Jackson and the population of Mississippi is 2,967,297. The most populated cities in Mississippi are Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, and Greenville.


Weather and Climate

Head down south to Mississippi! Located in the southeastern United States, Mississippi experiences a humid subtropical climate. Don’t expect much snow there; average annual snowfall is just 0.9 inches. Winters are mild with a high of 56 degrees and 35 for the low on average. Summer is hot and humid with temperatures averaging around 92 degrees for the high and 72 for the low. Expect an average of 59.9 inches of annual precipitation in Mississippi.

Population Demographics

Women are 37.5 years old on average, and men average in at 34.5 years. Along with being slightly older than average, women also outnumber men 51.5% of Mississippi’s population compared to 48.5%. There are 1,276,441 households in Mississippi, with each home averaging $36,851 in annual income. Mississippi sees 17.8% in poverty and 18.2% of its residents live without health care coverage or insurance.

Sports Universities and Education

Top universities in Mississippi include the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, and University of Southern Mississippi. Mississippi has 26.2% of its population enrolled in college or university and 12.4% of Mississippians have obtained a bachelor's degree. Mississippi does not have any major league sports teams.

Industry and Employment

Mississippi’s top industries include clothing, furniture, wood products, food processing, electrical equipment, and transportation equipment. It takes the 1,175,203 employed Mississippi residents 23.8 minutes to drive to work on average each day. 7.20% Mississippians are unemployed.

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