Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate with long summers and short,
mild winters. Temperatures average about 28?C in July and about 9 ?C in
January. The temperature varies little statewide in the summer; however, in
winter, the region near Mississippi Sound is significantly warmer than the
inland portion of the state.
In 2000, 96.4% of Mississippi
residents five years old and older spoke only English in the home, down from
97.2% in 1990.
The United States dollar, denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official currency used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the "American dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol ?)
Mississippi ranked 31st in population in the US with an estimated total of 2,871,782 in 2002, an increase of 1% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Mississippi's population grew from 2,573,216 to 2,844,658, an increase of 10.5%. The population is projected to reach 2,908,000 by 2005 and 3.1 million by 2025.
Jackson is the capital and the most populous city of the US state of Mississippi. It is one of two county seats of Hinds County (the town of Raymond is the other). Jackson, including its surrounding suburbs, boasts a strong economy as well as growing population.