Guntown, Mississippi

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Guntown, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Guntown Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Guntown Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Guntown Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Guntown, Mississippi

Comparing Guntown 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 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 6
Female Share of the Population 7 3
Male Share of the Population 4 8
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 5 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 4
Median Family Income 2 5
People Above Poverty 2 6
People in Middle Class or Better 1 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Guntown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 81 miles S of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 38849
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.443
Longitude -88.659

Guntown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
Station RIPLEY
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
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Guntown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,183 100%
Male 560 47.3%
Female 623 52.7%
Under 18 406 34.3%
18+ 777 65.7%
65+ 117 9.9%
Median Age 31.6
Average Family Size 3.12
White 887 75%
African-American 286 24.2%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1%

Estimated Guntown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,311
Growth 128
Growth % 10.8%

Guntown 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) 42%
US/American 34.2%
English 7.2%
Irish 6.4%
German 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Polish 0.7%
African 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
British 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Alma (38849)
Blair (38849)
Boggan Bend (38849)
Corrona (38849)
Ratliff (38849)

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)
Guntown 1,183 $29,783
Baldwyn 3,321 $37,598
Blue Springs 144 $52,188
Mantachie 1,107 $35,000
Marietta 248 $40,833
Saltillo 3,393 $44,018
Sherman 548 $29,844
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