Algoma, Mississippi

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Algoma, Mississippi

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High Points

Algoma strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Mississippi):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Algoma Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Algoma Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 11% Algoma People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 14% Algoma Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Algoma, Mississippi

Comparing Algoma to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 9
Female Share of the Population 7 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 1
Well-Paid Single Women 4 7
Age of the Population 4 7
Male Share of the Population 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 9
Median Family Income 4 8
College Educated Adults 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 3 2
Working at Home 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
People Living Alone 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Algoma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 88 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Pontotoc
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38820
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.176
Longitude -89.031

Algoma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 55.6 inches
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
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Algoma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 508 100%
Male 239 47%
Female 269 53%
Under 18 127 25%
18+ 381 75%
65+ 74 14.6%
Median Age 35.7
Average Family Size 2.9
White 392 77.2%
African-American 110 21.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 2.4%

Estimated Algoma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 533
Growth 25
Growth % 4.9%

Algoma Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33%
US/American 33%
Irish 11%
English 9.7%
Dutch 5.3%
Scottish 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
German 1.9%
Swedish 0.9%
African 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Algoma 508 $38,250
Ecru 947 $38,571
Pontotoc 5,253 $39,306
Sherman 548 $29,844
Thaxton 513 $42,250
Toccopola 189 $24,375
Verona 3,334 $30,255
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