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Indicators National Mississippi
 Populations
Total population 307,006,550[1] 2,951,996[2]
Families 34,374,217[3] 337,556[4]
Children 91,916,150[5] 895,107[6]
 Households
Average family size 3.23[7] 3.17[8]
 Family Composition
One parent (female) 24.37%[9] 33.09%[10]
One parent (male) 7.52%[11] 8.51%[12]
Two-parent 68.11%[13] 58.40%[14]
 Income
Median family income $61,082[15] $45,601[16]
Mean family income $80,155[17] $58,494[18]
Fair market rent two-bedroom apartment $960[19] $687[20]
Income needed to afford two-bedroom apartment $38,400[21] $27,490[22]
 Employment
Unemployed 9.60%[23] 10.40%[24]
 Families Below Poverty Level
Total 16.58%[25] 25.87%[26]
Children under 5 23.23%[27] 33.86%[28]
Children 5-17 18.24%[29] 29.41%[30]
 Education
No high school diploma 14.75%[31] 19.62%[32]
High school and above 85.25%[33] 80.38%[34]
Bachelorís degree and above 27.90%[35] 19.60%[36]
High school dropout rate 4.10%[37] 4.20%[38]
 Teen Birth Rate
Percent of total births to teens 10.37%[39] 16.30%[40]
Birth rate ranking 1[41]

Footnotes
[1] U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 Population Estimates.
[2] U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 Population Estimates.
[3] U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates.
[4] U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates.
[5] Ibid.
[6] Ibid.
[7] Ibid.
[8] Ibid.
[9] Ibid.
[10] Ibid.
[11] Ibid.
[12] Ibid.
[13] Ibid.
[14] Ibid.
[15] Ibid.
[16] Ibid.
[17] Ibid.
[18] Ibid.
[19] National Low Income Housing Coalition, Out of Reach 2011.
[20] National Low Income Housing Coalition, Out of Reach 2011.
[21] Ibid.
[22] Ibid.
[23] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010 Local Area Unemployment Statistics.
[24] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010 Local Area Unemployment Statistics.
[25] U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates.
[26] U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates.
[27] Ibid.
[28] Ibid.
[29] Ibid.
[30] Ibid.
[31] Ibid.
[32] Ibid.
[33] Ibid.
[34] Ibid.
[35] Ibid.
[36] Ibid.
[37] National Center for Education Statistics, Numbers and Rates of Public High School Dropouts: School Year 2008-2009.
[38] National Center for Education Statistics, Numbers and Rates of Public High School Dropouts: School Year 2008-2009.
[39] National Center for Health Statistics, 2008 VItaStats.
[40] National Center for Health Statistics, 2008 VitalStats.
[41] Ibid.