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Overview

Introduction to Crystal Springs, Mississippi

Crystal Springs, Mississippi, in Copiah county, is 23 miles SW of Jackson, Mississippi and 141 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Crystal Springs History

Crystal Springs was originally known as the Tomatopolis of the World. The city is in Copiah County, which was founded in 1823. The name Copiah is an Indian word meaning panther.

Crystal Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Tomato Museum and Art Gallery
  • Chautauqua Park
  • Robert Johnson Blues Museum
  • Lefleur's Bluff State Park

Things To Do In Crystal Springs

The Tomato Museum and Art Gallery and the Robert Johnson Blues Museum are popular sites for tourists to spend their leisurely hours. Chautauqua Park and Lefleur's Bluff State Park offer a range of recreational facilities. Crystal Springs organizes a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Tomato Festival, the Robert Johnson Music Festival, the Chautauqua Lake Fall Flower and Garden Fest and the Chautauqua Park Bike Rally.

Crystal Springs Transportation

Jackson International is the nearest major airport.

Crystal Springs Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Hinds Community College, Mississippi College, Jackson State University and Alcorn State University.

People

Total Population 4,970
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,955
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 39.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,649
% Above Poverty Level 68.6%
% Below Poverty Level 31.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $807
Median House Value $83,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 5.2%

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

Crystal Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SW of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Copiah
Standard Zip Codes 39059
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.987
Longitude -90.356

Crystal Springs 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 CRYSTAL SPRINGS EXP STN
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 60.3 inches
Station D LO 2 SW
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 60.1 inches
Station JACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Florence 4,279 $71,477
Georgetown 294 $38,750
Hazlehurst 3,942 $42,005
Raymond 1,995 $52,188
Terry 1,477 $68,269
Utica 830 $43,750

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

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Crystal Springs High Schools

CRYSTAL SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
201 NEWTON STREET
601-892-4791
A Title I School.
Serves 551 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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