Best Places to Live in Mississippi

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What you need to know about Mississippi

Living in Mississippi puts residents at a confluence of Southern charm, innovation and cutting edge culture. Mississippi’s temperate climate and abundance of waterways make it a popular location for outdoor lovers. It includes large forested areas, swamps and beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Oxford, Tupelo and Meridian are among the best places to live in Mississippi. Casinos, colleges and hospitals make up the top employers in Mississippi.


Best BBQ in Mississippi
Mississippi barbecue roasts the competition


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Merit Health in  Natchez, MS
Natchez-Adams County, MS Health & Wellness
Two hospitals consolidate into Merit Health Natchez
Smoots Grocery in Natchez, MS with Bill Abel and his Band
Tourism Grows from Natchez' Deep Music Roots
Natchez celebrates deep roots in American music
Great Mississippi Balloon Race in Natchez
Natchez, MS Celebrates 300 Years of Progress
The city of Natchez turned 300 in 2016, and the celebration is still going strong
Fans tailgate at The Grove at Ole Miss
America's Top 10 College Tailgate Cities
Big parties bring excitement to autumn football weekends
The windows of the North Mississippi Medical Center reflects the colors of the sky at dusk in Tupelo, MIssissippi.
Tupelo-Lee County, MS Health Overview
NMHS serves residents in 24 counties


Homes Owned 69%
69% Complete
Homes Rented 31%
31% Complete

Median Home Price

Higher than the national average
Clay McNutt teaches a robotics programmable logic control class at the Belden Workforce Training Center at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo, MS Community College Gets to Work
ICC implements many workforce training programs

George Booth II and George Booth III with a guitar at Tupelo Hardware.
Tupelo Hardware Co.: Important History, Bright Future
Fourth generation carries on tradition at Tupelo Hardware Company

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


Bachelor’s Degree 20%
20% Complete
Graduated High School 82%
82% Complete


Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Mississippi Cities

Tupelo, MS Recreation Options
Tupelo, MS is a great place for outdoor recreation, with fishing, golfing, tennis and more.

Tupelo, MS Culture Overview
Tupelo, MS, features many historical sites, museums, cultural centers, and musical and theatrical venues that everyone can enjoy.

Health and Wellness in Natchez, MS
Hospitals, senior care and hospices among many services

Schools in Natchez and Adams County, MS
Parents have many top options for their children's education

Sports and Recreation in Natchez, MS
Options include adventure, parks, golf, kayaking

Explore Arts, Music, History in Natchez, MS
Abundant cultural opportunities are available

Tupelo, MS Top Employers
Tupelo, MS businesses include many manufacturing industries specializing in furniture production.

Outdoor Recreation in Meridian, MS
It’s easy to find fun and healthy outdoor options

Local Markets and Food in Meridian, MS
Longtime eateries are hungry to please customers

Visit Family Friendly, Live Music Venues in Tupelo, MS
An overview of the live music scene in Tupelo, MS.

Natchez-Adams County, MS Business Overview
Strong sectors move the local economy forward

Natchez Trails Boost Tourism, Local Pride
Volunteer-led Natchez Trails Project teaches, inspires and builds economy

Natchez Attracts Retirees, Young Professionals
Natchez attracts retirees and young professionals

Restaurants in Natchez-Adams County, MS
Sample and savor the area's top food options

Mississippi River's Enduring Local Economic Impact
Mississippi River means money to local economy

Tupelo, MS Hospital Knows About Teamwork
North Mississippi Medical Center has a humble history and a strong sense of community.

Businesses in Meridian, MS
Meridian, Miss., the “Strategic Center of the South,” is a regional draw for jobs, retail, culture and health care.

Resident Helps Natchez Land James Brown Bio
If you have a project in Natchez, David Paradise is the man who can get it done

The Healthcare Industry in Meridian, MS
Hospitals and clinics in Meridian, MS have created a thriving healthcare industry.

Meridian's Community Gardening Initiative Takes Off
The success of a community garden has put Meridian on the path to healthy, sustainable food production.

International Companies Influence Culture, Economy in Tupelo, MS
GRAMMER and Toyota are pacesetters in companies moving to Tupelo and bringing not only jobs, but also a richness of cultural influences.

Tupelo Young Professionals Work to Improve the Community
The Tupelo Young Professionals help propel the "Tupelo Spirit."

Best Places to Live in Mississippi