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. There are 5,873 residents in the city.

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.


Total Population 4,983
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,886
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 41%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $24,126
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,691
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,857


Median Family Income $52,866
% Above Poverty Level 69.5%
% Below Poverty Level 30.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $774
Median House Value $80,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 3.5%

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


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

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
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

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Location Population Median Family Income
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Hazlehurst 3,949 $41,023
Raymond 2,160 $46,806
Terry 1,400 $69,250
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Serves 551 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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