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About Mississippi Open Public Record

The Mississippi Public Records Act (MRPA) is the legislation which ensures public access to state government documents, records, and information. Individual government agencies are deemed responsible to maintain the documents they create and for compliance to the open records law. Exemptions to the law are described in the statute. Cases of a government agency denying a request for public records may be pursued through the Mississippi court system for resolution. Mississippi was admitted to the union on December 10, 1817. and now numbers almost 3 million residents. This entitles Mississippi to send four delegates to the U.S. House of Representatives. The city of Jackson contains the most residents and also serves as the state capital. The state is divided into 82 counties and boasts 24 state parks. Agriculture is the main industry in Mississippi, with cotton having overtaken soybeans as the main crop. Mississippi now hails as the second largest producer of cotton in the nation. Criminal history records checks for the state of Mississippi are handled through the Department of Health. Mississippi public records are maintained by the state and made available for public use. Find directories which link to official government websites, organized to search by city, county, or state. Request birth, death, and other vital records online. Search for Mississippi recorded documents such as criminal records and judicial court case records. Obtain information about local governments, public services offered, and community resources and events. Learn about the demographics which make up the state and see population figures. Find out about gender and ethnic backgrounds of Mississippians who are private business owners in the state. Obtain current housing and real estate data and see property and land valuation information. View Mississippi crime reports and crime statistics. Discover facts and figures regarding state employment income for Mississippi residents and learn about Mississippians education and background histories. Read current news and stories of local interest. Information relative to Mississippi government and state residents is continually updated to ensure current data.
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Mississippi Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Mississippi Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Mississippi

  • How do you find out if you have a warrant in Mississippi?
    Depending on where the warrant is issued, such as Southhaven MS, the police department's site has an online warrant search. (Staff)
  • How would I find out the status of a person that was arrested about 3 years ago in Mississippi?
    There's an inmate incarceration search worth checking if the individual was charged, convicted and sent to prison. Click on "Mississippi Prison and Jail Inmates" link above, and you will land on Mississippi Department of Corrections' search form. You do not need the entire name, just part of the last or first name. The inmate's profile for public view will show an inmates photo, entry date, sentence length/date, tentative release date, description of the inmate and other details. (Staff)
  • I would like to know about myself and of any public records?
    Open public record laws are mostly about what others can find out about you. What the public has a right to know, versus individual privacy protection. When a record has personal information, it would not be deemed public to protect the individual's right to privacy or stricken/kept from the record. (Staff)
  • How to find out if someone owns property?
    Begin with an address search, also known as a "people finders" search. You'll get a list of addresses, from there you can conduct an address reverse search. You will also be able to see any spouses and relatives connected jointly to the same addresses. Let's take DeSoto County Tax Assessor's website for example, which is an open name search. You can also search under possible spouse's names which can turn up even more information. (Staff)
  • How can I find out if my brother is in prison or not?
    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a free inmate search open to the public. (Staff)

Mississippi Arrest Records


Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

Mississippi Missing Children


Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Zykia Winford
    Zykia Winford, Age Now: 15, Missing: 09/17/2020. Missing From Jackson, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jackson Police Department (mississippi) 1-601-960-1234.
    September 25, 2020
  • Missing: Michael Morrow
    Michael Morrow, Age Now: 14, Missing: 09/02/2020. Missing From Starkville, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office (mississippi) 1-662-323-2421.
    September 22, 2020
  • Missing: Geovany Sacvin Itzep
    Geovany Sacvin Itzep, Age Now: 18, Missing: 09/02/2020. Missing From Jackson, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jackson Police Department (mississippi) 1-601-960-1234.
    September 08, 2020
  • Missing: Brooke Diedrick
    Brooke Diedrick, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/22/2020. Missing From Moss Point, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Moss Point Police Department (mississippi) 1-228-475-1711.
    August 31, 2020
  • Missing: Xena Norton
    Xena Norton, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/05/2020. Missing From Gulfport, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Gulfport Police Department (mississippi) 1-228-868-5959.
    August 27, 2020
  • Missing: Najya Barnes
    Najya Barnes, Age Now: 16, Missing: 05/15/2020. Missing From Ridgeland, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Ridgeland Police Department (mississippi) 1-601-856-2121.
    August 26, 2020

Mississippi Recent Criminal Activity Reports


Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Mississippi Missing People


Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Jeffery Garst • Gulfport, Mississippi • 25 Years Old
    October 10, 2017
  • Missing Person • Michael Lee Travers • D’iberville, Mississippi • 51 Years Old
    May 12, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Courtney R. Coleman • Laurel, Mississippi • 26 Years Old
    April 29, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Tina Ferguson • Laurel, Mississippi • 39 Years Old
    April 27, 2017
  • Missing Person • Marvin Anthony Jones Jr. • Biloxi, Mississippi • 30 Years Old
    April 24, 2017
  • Missing Person • Thomas Everett Mazingo • Gulfport, Mississippi • 68 Years Old
    April 24, 2017

Mississippi Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/28/2020)

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Mississippi American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/28/2020)

  • Mississippi's demographic and housing ACS survey of 2,984,345 being 0.95 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.5% males and 51.5% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Mississippi social characteristics data of 1,092,627 households, which make up 0.94 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 750,575 families with and without children. There are 814,005 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Mississippi American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,323,223 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.93 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,346,038 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Mississippi housing characteristics are collected from 1,284,794 dwellings making up 0.97 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,092,627 or uninhabited 192,167 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,092,627 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Mississippi Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Mississippi
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Mississippi Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Mississippi
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    24 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • Mississippi Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
  • Statewide income of median households in Mississippi
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Mississippi
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Mississippi territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile