Mississippi has a diverse ecosystem and population. It sits along the Gulf Coast in the Southeast United States. While the existing home market in Mississippi is varied, it is known for its Creole cottages, bungalows, and plantation homes. The new home market is fairly small, with new communities being built in Biloxi, Jackson, and Hattiesburg.
Jackson is the state's capital and the largest city in Mississippi, yet maintains its small city feel. It is centrally located in the western part of the state. It has a low cost of living and features a rich history. The city's history is preserved in its neighborhoods and architecture, its propensity for music and its love affair with food. Further south, Biloxi is located on the Gulf Coast and is a popular place to visit and live. There is always something to do in the city, whether you want go to the beach, eat delicious food or take in a show. The recreational opportunities abound and the people are friendly. Tupelo is in the northern part of the state and is considered an underrated place to live, even though it's won the title of All American City five times. It has a great social scene, with plenty of good restaurants and a variety of festivals. It has some of the best schools in the states and many family-friendly activities, making it an ideal place for young families. The economy there is doing well and it has become a hub for working professionals.
Historically, Mississippi has always relied heavily on its agricultural industry. It is still the biggest industry in the state, with almost 30 percent of the state's workforce in farming. The most common crops in the state are cotton, rice, and soybeans. While the largest industry is agriculture, manufacturing is a close second and is the sector that brings in the most money. The largest employers in the state are University of Mississippi Medical Center, Nissan North America, and Baptist Health Foundation.