Mississippi Groundwater and Water Well Statistics
Few states can accurately or confidentially determine how many residential wells are in place. For each region, the American Housing Survey by the U.S. Census provides regional data.
Mississippi is found in the South, along with these other states: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 4,360,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.663 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Mississippi to be 435,000, with 100% of their water supply from groundwater.
- 1,025 community water systems use groundwater for 2,821,300 people
- 70 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 61,400 people
- 74 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 11,100 people
- 14,700 irrigation wells used serving 1,450 farms and 1,610,000 acres