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Overview

Introduction to Greenville, Mississippi

Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington county, is 78 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and 133 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Greenville History

Greenville was named after its founder, General Nathaniel Green, who was a friend of George Washington. It was mostly destroyed in the Civil War, but was later reconstructed. It is in Washington County, which was founded in 1827. Greenville suffered its first flood in 1890. After four decades, the Federal Government established flood control in the area and rescued the river towns.

Greenville and nearby Attractions

  • Greenville History Museum
  • Greenville Mall
  • Rounds Park
  • Monte Carlo Recreation Area

Things To Do In Greenville

A visit to the Greenville History Museum is ideal for those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Bryan Park and Rounds Park offer recreational facilities. The Monte Carlo Recreation Area is also a popular local spot. Greenville hosts annual festivals and events such as the Little Wynn Festival, Heritage Festival, Delta Blues Week and the Music at the Mounds.

Greenville Transportation

Jackson International Airport is nearby.

Greenville Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Delta State University, Mississippi Delta Community College, Mississippi Valley State University and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

People

Total Population 33,119
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,377
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 32.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,265
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,103
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,955

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,798
% Above Poverty Level 63.2%
% Below Poverty Level 36.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $639
Median House Value $76,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 75.7%
US/American 0%
English 2.5%
Irish 3.1%

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

Greenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 38701, 38703, 38731
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38702, 38704
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.41
Longitude -91.061

Greenville 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 GREENVILLE
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
Station STONEVILLE EXP STN
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 53 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station DERMOTT 3 NE
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chatham (38731)

Crossroads (38701)

Erwin (38731)

Lamont (38701, 38703)

Refuge (38701)

Swiftwater (38701)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcola 274 $17,500
Benoit 462 $20,833
Hollandale 2,621 $25,321
Leland 4,318 $38,750
Metcalfe 1,120 $24,706
Shaw 1,672 $21,875

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

Greenville Public Libraries

Library
Washington County Library
341 MAIN STREET
Greenville, Mississippi
(662) 335-2331
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Greenville Hospitals

DELTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
1400 E UNION ST
(662) 378-3783
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greenville High Schools

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GREENVILLE WESTON HIGH SCHOOL
419 EAST ROBERTSHAW STREET
662-334-7062
A Title I School.
Serves 1,667 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

O'BANNON HIGH SCHOOL
1203 S. RACEWAY ROAD
662-335-2637
Serves 444 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

GREENVILLE VOC COMPLEX
350 SOUTH RACEWAY ROAD
662-334-7171
A Vocational School

GARRETT HALL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
415 NORTH THEOBALD
662-334-7126
A Non-traditional School

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Cotton Fields at Swiftwater. between 1885 and 1898
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