Caledonia, Mississippi

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Caledonia, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Caledonia Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Caledonia Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Caledonia Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Caledonia Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Caledonia People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Caledonia Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Caledonia, Mississippi

Comparing Caledonia 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 3 6
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 10
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 10
People Above Poverty 7 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 3 2
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 1

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Caledonia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Lowndes
Standard Zip Codes 39740
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.68
Longitude -88.32

Caledonia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
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Caledonia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,015 100%
Male 501 49.4%
Female 514 50.6%
Under 18 308 30.3%
18+ 707 69.7%
65+ 84 8.3%
Median Age 34
Average Family Size 3.17
White 956 94.2%
African-American 40 3.9%
Asian 5 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.2%

Estimated Caledonia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 974
Growth -41
Growth % -4%

Caledonia 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
US/American 32%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
English 14.4%
German 11.9%
Irish 7.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 1.6%
European 1%
Welsh 1%
British 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
Austrian 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kolola Springs (39740)
White Sand (39740)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Caledonia 1,015 $50,625
Aberdeen 6,415 $27,611
Amory 6,956 $37,891
Columbus 25,944 $32,596
Hatley 476 $51,667
West Point 12,145 $32,943
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Caledonia High Schools (2004)

Serves 468 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

Caledonia Colleges

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