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Overview

Introduction to Batesville, Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi, in Panola county, is 58 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Batesville History

Batesville was originally inhabited by Chickasaw Indians. The arrival of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad enabled the town to develop as a business center. It was named after Jim Bates, a railroad official and a well-known local Methodist minister. Batesville was incorporated in 1866. It is one of the county seats of Panola County, which was founded on February 9, 1836.

Batesville and nearby Attractions

  • Shoppers Square Shopping Center
  • George P. Cossar State Park
  • Casey Jones Railroad Museum
  • John W Kyle State Park
  • Wall Doxey State Park

Things To Do In Batesville

Batesville has several parks and playgrounds, including Patton Lane Park and American League Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Shoppers Square Shopping Center. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Panola Country Club. The town also organizes the SpringFest every May.

Batesville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Memphis International Airport.

Batesville Higher Education

Northwest Mississippi Community College, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus and the University of Mississippi offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 7,413
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,892
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 40.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,614
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $729
Median House Value $129,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.6%
US/American 0%
English 15.8%
Irish 8.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Batesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 58 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Panola
Standard Zip Codes 38606
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.311
Longitude -89.944

Batesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BATESVILLE 2 SW
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Station UNIVERSITY
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches
Station GRENADA 5 NNE
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Batesville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Curtis Station (38606)

Locke Station (38606)

Terza (38606)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Como 1,374 $34,884
Courtland 725 $36,375
Crowder 701 $38,542
Pope 231 $41,786
Sardis 1,953 $38,929
Sledge 476 $35,568

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Batesville Hospitals

TRI LAKES MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
303 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(662) 712-2367
Emergency Service: Yes

BATESVILLE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
303 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(662) 712-2367
Emergency Service: No

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Batesville High Schools

SOUTH PANOLA HIGH SCHOOL
601 TIGER DRIVE
662-563-4756
Serves 1,269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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