Introduction to Grenada, Mississippi

Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada county, is 96 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Grenada History

The city of Grenada was incorporated in 1836. It was the largest town in Grenada County, which was formed by merging the four counties of Carroll, Tallahatchie, Choctaw and Yalobusha. It is believed that the name Grenada was a misspelling of the Spanish city, Granada. However, some also believe that the name came from the Indian word for marriage.

Grenada and nearby Attractions

  • Grenada Plaza Shopping Center
  • Butler Hill Park
  • History Museum
  • Williams Amusement
  • Hugh White State Park
  • The Dogwoods Golf Course

Things To Do In Grenada

Grenada Plaza Shopping Center is the ideal place to shop and have fun. Butler Hill Park, Hugh White State Park and Bledsoe Park come with various recreational facilities. The History Museum and the Coca-Cola Museum are notable sites to visit from Grenada. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Dogwoods Golf Course. Each year, the Grenada Lake Fiddlin' with the Frogs Blue Grass Festival and the Downtown Jubilee are hosted by the city.

Grenada Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Grenada Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Mississippi Valley State University, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi Delta Community College and Holmes Community College.


Total Population 12,908
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 4,952
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 31.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $24,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,454


Median Family Income $43,750
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $585
Median House Value $96,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 9.1%

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

Grenada Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 96 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Grenada
Standard Zip Codes 38901
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38902
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.768
Longitude -89.808

Grenada Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8 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
Station WINONA 5 E
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dubard (38901)

Futheyville (38901)

Geeslin Corner (38901)

Hardy (38901)

Sunnycrest (38901)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carrollton 146 $41,250
Coffeeville 1,044 $36,875
Duck Hill 1,000 $29,188
North Carrollton 498 $42,031
Oakland 702 $30,833
Winona 4,704 $30,079

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

Grenada Public Libraries

Elizabeth Jones Library
Grenada, Mississippi
(662) 226-2072
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Grenada Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(662) 227-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.2


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