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Resource Library

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rowland Medical Library
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Phone: 601-984-1231
Fax: 601-984-1262

MS News

  • Mississippi Media On-line - The Mississippi State University Extension Service provides links to newspapers and magazines, radio stations, and television stations.

General Information

Mississippi is located on southern coast of the United States, with its state capitol in Jackson. Mississippi has 82 counties, and its most populous cities are Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, and Greenville. Among the 50 states, Mississippi ranks 32nd in size, covering 48,434 square miles. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Mississippi is the 31st most populous state with 2,844,658 residents, and the Census Bureau projects that Mississippi's population will grow by 12 percent between 2000 and 2025, to 3.1 million.

From 2000 to 2003, Desoto County saw the highest population growth, increasing its population by 16 percent. Desoto is part of the Memphis, TN, metropolitan area. The county with the next highest rate of growth was Rankin county, part of the Jackson metro area, increasing by 8.1 percent. During this timeframe, one-half of the counties in Mississippi experienced negative growth.

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Library School

University of Southern Mississippi
School of Library and Information Science
118 College Drive #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone: 601-266-4228
Fax: 601-266-5774