Heidelberg, Mississippi

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Heidelberg, Mississippi

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 13% Heidelberg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Heidelberg, Mississippi

Comparing Heidelberg 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
Female Share of the Population 10 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 5
Racial Diversity 8 2
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 6 9
Male Share 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 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 2 6
Median Family Income 1 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 5
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 3
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 8
Low Violent Crime 5 6

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Heidelberg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles E of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 39439
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.886
Longitude -88.983

Heidelberg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAUREL
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
Station QUITMAN 1 N
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58 inches
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Heidelberg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 840 100%
Male 377 44.9%
Female 463 55.1%
Under 18 223 26.5%
18+ 617 73.5%
65+ 159 18.9%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.19
White 221 26.3%
African-American 616 73.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Heidelberg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 810
Growth -30
Growth % -3.6%

Heidelberg 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) 76.5%
US/American 8.4%
African 4.4%
English 3.5%
Irish 2.7%
German 2.3%
Scottish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Italian 0.5%
Maltese 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Stafford Springs (39439)

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)
Heidelberg 840 $27,768
Bay Springs 2,097 $30,938
Laurel 18,393 $30,185
Pachuta 245 $35,313
Quitman 2,463 $38,311
Sandersville 789 $34,167
Shubuta 651 $21,719
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Heidelberg High Schools (2004)

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Serves 543 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

2419 HIGHWAY 528
A Vocational School

Heidelberg Colleges

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