Located in the center of the state, Jackson is the state capital and largest city, with a population of around 175,000 people.
The state overall has a population of around 3 million people.
Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States.
The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
is a state located in the southern region of the United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.
Its western border is formed by the Mississippi River.
By the end of the 19th century, African Americans made up two-thirds of the property owners in the Delta, but timber and railroad companies acquired much of the land after the financial crisis and credit issues.