Gunnison, Mississippi

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Gunnison, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Gunnison Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 16% Gunnison Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Gunnison, Mississippi

Comparing Gunnison 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 3 5
Racial Diversity 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 9
Public Transportation Use 2 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Gunnison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles E of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Bolivar
Standard Zip Codes 38746
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.944
Longitude -90.945

Gunnison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 51 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
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Gunnison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 633 100%
Male 276 43.6%
Female 357 56.4%
Under 18 236 37.3%
18+ 397 62.7%
65+ 80 12.6%
Median Age 25.8
Average Family Size 3.79
White 80 12.6%
African-American 549 86.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Gunnison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 605
Growth -28
Growth % -4.4%

Gunnison 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.1%
Italian 3.6%
English 1.3%
Portuguese 0.6%
Irish 0.4%
US/American 0.4%
African 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dennis Landing (38746)
Perthshire (38746)
Waxhaw (38746)

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)
Gunnison 633 $21,875
Beulah 473 $25,341
Mound Bayou 2,102 $19,770
Pace 364 $27,857
Rosedale 2,414 $18,810
Shelby 2,926 $20,368
Winstonville 319 $17,000
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